Friday, May 27, 2011

Minimal Effort, Maximum Flavor

   Finally some nice weather...
   There is something about sunshine that instantly puts me into a good mood. Since my hubby has been home for the past week or so, we've been busy doing the family thing. Because of the nice weather we've been having, we instantly gravitate to outdoor activities. Playing at the park, doing yard work etc...
    I hate coming inside to cook on days like this, so BBQing seems like the only option. Early in the morning I loaded my slow cooker up with some Baby Back Pork Ribs, along with a hefty portion of my Homemade Orange-Chipotle BBQ Sauce, and let them cook all day. When supper time came around, all that was left to do was to toss them on the grill for some authentic BBQ flavor. Mmmm, Mmmm. Minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs:

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs
with a Homemade Orange-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

1/2 Rack of Ribs per person
About 1/2 cup of your favourite BBQ sauce per portion of ribs, or try my
Homemade Orange Chipotle BBQ Sauce
salt and pepper to taste


(1) Cut the ribs into desired portion sizes and place them into a slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
(2) Add enough BBQ sauce to cover the ribs.

(3) Cover with the lid and cook on low for 8 hours, or until the meat begins to fall away from the bone.
(4) Once cooked, remove the ribs from the slow cooker and chill in the fridge for about an hour. Until the meat begins to firm up again.
(5) Pour the BBQ sauce from the slow cooker into a medium size sauce pan. Drain any solids, as well as remove any fat that rises to the surface while simmering. 
(6) Simmer over medium heat, and reduce until it forms a thick sauce again. About 20 minutes, depending on the amount.
(7) Preheat the BBQ to about 350 degrees. Add the ribs and baste with the reduced BBQ sauce.
Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs basted in a homemade
Orange-Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Served with a
healthy South Western Quinoa Salad.

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