These Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs are so easy to throw together and turn out perfect every time. With just a handful of simple ingredients, these ribs are a great family meal to fix in the slow cooker.
Barbara has an awesome cookbook that our mom gave her called Favorite Recipes of American Home Economics Teachers, Meats Edition. For our meat-loving family, this cookbook is great because it has a plethora of recipes for any cut of meat.
Recently, Barbara caught a great sale at Aldi. (Don’t you just LOVE Aldi?) The store had pork baby back ribs half off because they were getting close to their sale by date.
She cleaned the baby back ribs up, re-packaged them and threw the ribs in the freezer. This a great tip if you are looking to save money on your grocery bill (and aren’t we all trying to do that). Look at the sale cuts of meat and even if you can’t use them right away, buy them and freeze them.
Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs
When Barbara was ready to use the ribs, she whipped out this handy cookbook and found an easy recipe using ingredients she already had on hand, including soy sauce.
The crock pot made these ribs fall off the bone tender. Even baby Sam clapped when served these. And he had thirds!
- 2 lbs. baby back ribs or pork spare ribs
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 1/4 cup water
- Medium sized onion sliced thin
Combine flour and brown sugar, add soy sauce and water and mix well.
Cut the baby ribs in half so that they fit into the crock pot insert.
Add to insert, top with onions. Pour water mixture over ribs.
Bake on low for 8 hours.
If you are home, rotate the two racks of ribs so that they are submerged into the liquid half way through cooking.
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