Country-Style Ribs

Back in December of 2008, right after I started blogging, I posted about my recipe & cookbook collection. Well, needless to say I've only added to it since then. I've decided that I really need to start pulling more recipes from all those cookbooks and cooking magazines because they are just sitting on shelves and in boxes taking up space. My goal is to *eek* pare them down over the summer. Well, at least the magazines!

I've started with a recipe from the most recent issue of Taste of Home's Simple & Delicious. It is a recipe for BBQ ribs in the crockpot. Oddly enough, the post from Dec '08 that I mentioned above also had a recipe for BBQ ribs in the crockpot...and this was not planned!

This recipe went over fairly well with my guys. It's just a simple, easy recipe with a rather mild (but good) flavor. You could easily mix up the sauce ingredients the night before to make preparation in the morning even easier. Although the recipe calls for a sliced onion, I used dried minced onion instead, because that was what I had on hand! I also used bone-in ribs instead of boneless.

Country-Style Ribs
Adapted from Simple & Delicious

1-1/2 lbs boneless country-style pork ribs
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp chili powder

Place ribs and onions in a 3 qt slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over ribs. Cook on low heat for 5-1/2 to 6 hours, or until meat is cooked through and tender. Strain sauce and serve on the side if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Enjoy! :)