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A Year of Slow Cooking

Monday, May 21, 2012

8 Perfect Rib Recipes for the Slow Cooker

Happy almost Memorial Day!

Happy almost The Last Day of School!

Happy almost "It's the Beginning of Summer"

Happy "I'm So Glad I Didn't Burn My Retinas Out Staring At The Eclipse!

let's celebrate with some ribs --- slow cooked to perfection in the very best appliance known to man. (and three side dishes, just in case!)

 Smoky Home-Style Ribs

Hawaiian Ribs

Orange Chipotle Ribs

 Greek-Spiced Ribs

Original Barbecue Beef Ribs

Red Ribs
Lemon Pepper Ribs
Korean Ribs

Garlic Baked Potatoes

Corn on the Cob

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chili, Cumin, and Lime


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Kristy Zhang said...
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Kait said...

Wow, those ribs look absolutely fabulous...I am drooling over them and almost licked the computer screen! (joking!)
Can't wait to try the recipe. Wait, I have to get a slow cooker first! Just had to write to tell you how much I enjoy viewing your picts. and trying out the recipes. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you Stephanie, these recipes all look delicious. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Tammy said...

I had crockpot ribs last night! To me it was a cheating recipe - layers of bottled bbq sauce, chopped onion, lemon slices and ribs - stacked high. They were so tender it was a challenge getting them out of the crock in tact ... and keeping myself from going back for 3rds.

I will definitely try some of these recipes the next time I make them. Yummy.

Mama Squirrel said...

I just wrote a post about some of the spice mixtures I've used from your books. Thank you!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! These all sound delish. Can't wait to try some! (The Korean, Greek and Hawaiian ribs in particular!) said...

yum! that baked potato looks amazing! thanks for sharing!

beautiful said...

i tried Red Ribs at home as rice are my favourite for any dish. and you believe its was really tasty.

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Kurasu said...

I pulled some ribs down to thaw for cooking tomorrow. I looked at this site to get some ideas. And right there on the front page.... talk about your creepy timing! Good, but creepy!

Erinn said...

Not a slow cooker recipe, but highly effective: ever tried the cooler trick with corn on the cob? (Here's a link.) Very redneck, but highly effective.

Lina said...

Dear Stephanie. Today I Received my crockpot slow cooker. I live in the US now for 6 yrs am from holland.
So this slow cooking thing is all new to me. After googling recipes, I bumped into your blog. Thanks for making this blog it will help me getting a pro w my slow cooker !!

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CeltChick said...

Ribs all look & sound delish! Totally off topic: quite a while back I made the Pepperocini Beef Roast, and LOVED it myself -- although the family was somewhat underwhelmed (heathens! Philistines!)-- but had a lot left over. I'd like to make it again, but only if I can come up with a good idea for using up the leftover roast, such as a casserole (but I'm SouthBeaching, so carbs must be minimal). Not being much of a cook, I'm stumped at what to use for the gravy/sauce that wouldn't just whimper & die next to all that vinegary peppery-ness of the meat juices. Got any ideas?

indiadekho said...

I had crockpot ribs last night! To me it was a cheating recipe - layers of bottled bbq sauce, chopped onion, lemon slices and ribs - stacked high. They were so tender it was a challenge getting them out of the crock in tact ... and keeping myself from going back for 3rds.

Cooking God said...

I just bought my first slow cooker last week and I am addicted as are my family! I am scouring the net for recipes and this looks absolutely yummy so its definitely going on my list for next week. Thank you

KJ said...

I made the Korean ribs for dinner yesterday, and they were a big hit! My fiance is a picky eater, and even he loved them! I used baby back ribs instead of beef, and also added a few teaspoons of chili/garlic paste....perfect!

Erika W. said...

I made your Lemon Pepper ribs a few weeks back. Wow- it was so delicious and completely unlike any other ribs we'd had before. I used pork, and the lemon really helped cut the fat more than say a traditional BBQ sauce would.

I was really excited to be able to cook ribs in the slow cooker- and have them turn out so wonderful!

Jan said...

How do you get the ribs to come out looking so browned? Also I find the BBQ sauce gets really thin after cooking in the crockpot. What I am doing wrong my food does not look like your photos (still tastes ok though).

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Jan,

Unless I've specifically said so, I throw my meat in unbrowned and sometimes even frozen solid. If you cook the ribs long enough in the pot for them to practically fall from the bone, the pot itself will brown the meat just fine.
As for the sauce, yes, having the condensation drip back in will create a thinner sauce. You can thicken it naturally by taking the lid off and cooking on high for the last 30-45 min, or you can reduce the sauce on the stovetop in a small sauce pan.
You can also add a slurry of 1tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of cold water to thicken the sauce.

I hope this helps some!

Jan said...

thank you for the reply I wanted to also ask you if you use the crock pot liner bags or not?

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