Monday, January 17, 2011

Slow cooker pork ribs recipe

I must have edited this photo half-asleep - what's going
 on withthe cornbread? It looks like food made by angels....
I didn't grow up in a rib-eating family so I wasn't really sure what I was doing with these little guys but slow cooker rib recipes are all over the net so I figured it must be a good way to cook them. I didn't have time to rustle up a recipe that day so I made up my own sauce and they turned out really well but, not being a ribs connoisseur, there may well be many ribby tricks that I missed. Feel free to educate me in the comments!

Ingredients for 4:

About 12 pork ribs
2 tbsp BBQ sauce - I used HP Honey Woodsmoke flavour
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Fajita seasoning
2 tsp mixed grill herbs (rosemary, thyme etc)
1/2 tsp salt


Mix together everything except the ribs in your slow cooker to form a sauce.

Stir the ribs in the sauce until they are well coated.

Cook on Low for 6 Hours or High for 3, making sure your sauce doesn't catch.

Serve with cornbread and creamed spinach as we did or any other classic rib accompaniments you enjoy.


We really enjoyed how tender these ribs were. The meat was juicy but not greasy. This recipe doesn't provide so much sauce that it provides much more than a sticky coating - I saw some recipes which would have come out much wetter with the ribs swimming in sauce - but we enjoyed them this way. The flavour was fine with a sweet, smoky taste, but could do with some work for real finesse. I think I'd have liked a little more tang and maybe some more heat. I'll use this method again but I might actually find a recipe next time!


  1. Oh my thoser ribs look fantastic! I can just imagine how tender and tasty they were. Going to try this one for sure! xxoo

  2. I'd be very interested on your thoughts, Marie!

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  4. Thank you so much GRC! I am very touched. With a month old baby in the house, blogging time is scant but I'm trying to work in a little time here and there and have started cooking again...some good recipes should be on their way once I get back!