June 23, 2009

Jen's Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs and Baked Beans

Sometimes, I am at a total loss at what to write about our meals. Today certainly qualifies as one of those times. Um...yeah. Blank. I've got nothing. Sorry, I am usually pretty verbose, but today...Nada. Rather than blathering on about how I have nothing remotely interesting to say, I will just state the facts.

1) We are having pork ribs for dinner.

2) I am doctoring up a can of baked beans to go with it...just like mom used to make.

3) I don't even have a third sentence to write; except for the fact that my "v" key is sticking on my keyboard and it's ticking me off. Wondering why my "v" key is sticking is a whole other issue, but I am sure it has to do with a 3 year old. (I guess I did have a third sentence, afterall.)

4) Oh...and a side of steamed eggies...I mean VEGGIES. Sorry.

Jen's Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs

cooking spray
6-8 bone in pork loin ribs (boneless works well, too)
1 bottle of your favorite beer
4 smashed cloves of garlic, peeled
1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of BBQ sauce, your choice

Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Place ribs in slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, minced onion, garlic powder. Add smashed garlic cloves on top of ribs. Cover ribs with beer. Cook on high for 2-4 hours (my slow cooker runs hot so I am cooking for 2 hours on high). When time is up, remove pork ribs to a clean platter. Pour most of the beer out of the slow cooker, leaving 1/2 cup behind in the slow cooker. Discard the rest of the beer. Add ribs back into slow cooker. Cover meat with BBQ sauce. Cook on high for an additional hour or until ribs are thoroughly cooked.


Here is my baked beans recipe. Just like mom used to make...yada, yada, yada.

Jen's Baked Beans

1-2 cans of Bush's Original Baked Beans
1/2 medium onion, diced
yellow mustard to taste
brown sugar to taste
maple syrup to taste
pinch of salt

Combine beans and onion into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the rest of the ingredients to taste, adjusting for sweetness/mustardiness as you go. (I add a little of each at a time, taste, and then readjust until I like the flavor.)(There has never been a precise recipe for these beans...that is just how my mom rolled.) Heat all ingredients through until hot and serve.



claireknightly said...

No shout out to Beth for giving you the beer? ;)

Jen B. said...

I fixed it! Beth is now credited for the beer. ;)