Pork ribs are a favorite meal, but sometimes cooking them exactly right can be a challenge. If you have ever tried your best to cook pork ribs but still failed, then you really should take a look at this yummy slow cooker pork rib recipe.
The history of slow cooking pork began long ago, although the exact origins are rather hazy. In the period before the Civil War in the US, pork was a main stay in the average diet. Hogs were easy to raise, and every part of the animal was utilized, leaving nothing to waste. As a result, the barbecue became a popular event in communities, especially on plantations, with everyone taking part in some way. Not to be left out, politicians as well took advantage of the ‘neighborhood’ barbecue event and used them as a way to gain voters loyalty.
Pork loin cuts of meat are where you will find the tender, lean pork cuts. Because they are so lean, pork loin can easily dry out if cooked too long. This however, does not need to be a concern if cooked in a slow cooker with the right amount of liquid or sauce.
While your pork ribs are slowly cooking along, why not add a nice side of home-made potato salad to the menu? There are many kinds of potato salad to choose from, but one of my favorites is the basic American style potato salad that will be a great addition to your pork ribs dinner.
Easy Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
3 lbs country-style boneless pork ribs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup apple butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Rub salt and pepper on ribs. Place in the slow cooker. Cover with onions. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over onions. Cover and cook on low for 9 hours.
Basic American Potato Salad
4 cups russet potatoes cooked, peeled
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
5 eggs hard-cooked, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickles chopped
2 tablespoons pimento chopped
2 teaspoons salt
Black pepper to taste
3/4 to 1 cup mayonnaise real
In a large bowl combine potatoes, celery, onion, eggs, pickles, pimento, salt, and pepper. Gently stir mayo into potato mixture, do not mash the potatoes. For best results: cover and chill for an hour before serving.
Your next family get-together or bbq will be a huge hit with these delicious foods. Enjoy!