Thursday, April 27, 2017

Len's Recipe of the Month - April 2017

Barbecued ribs are messy to make and even messier to eat.   I can't help you with the second part of that sentence but I can give you a recipe that is so simple to make.   And again, it involves the trusted slow cooking crock pot.   If you pay attention, your baby back ribs will look as good as mine.

Go get yourself a rack of baby back ribs.   I vouch for ones at Trader Joe's but you can use whatever super market coupon you've got.

Line your crock pot with a cellophane liner.   Not totally necessary but it will make clean-up a a breeze.   If your slow cooker is my size, you will likely need to cut the rack of ribs into two pieces.   Liberally Kosher salt and pepper them.   Lay them in the crock pot on top of one another.

You're almost done if you can believe that.   Now add the secret ingredient.   Two cups of root beer.   Yes, you read that correctly.   Root beer.

Put the cooker on low for the next five hours.   And you can go sit in the yard or power wash the house.

After five hours, remove the racks to a plate and dump out the root beer liquid. Return the ribs to the cooker and cover them with about a cup and a half of your favorite barbecue sauce.   Again, Trader Joe's has a dandy one.  Reset the crock pot to high and let it go for another full hour.

Now you're done.   Put a bib on and thank me.

Dinner last night:  Just a sandwich.

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