For Magazine Monday - Crockpot BBQ Ribs for an Easy Memorial Day Dinner

Before I get to my Magazine Monday submission, I want to say thank you to Rosabela at Cooking with Rosie for following my blog!

Grilling and Memorial Day seem to go do BBQ ribs. But today I am posting a crock pot recipe for ribs. The torrential downpours and high winds we've been getting don't bode well for those us without a sheltered area to stand and grill.

As a matter of fact, last night Doug had hamburger patties all ready to grill but it was so nasty outside from the afternoon storm (we had hail) and the skies were still dark, thunder just got too late to start the charcoal. We'll be having those cheeseburgers for lunch today...before the next round of storms hit us.

In the meantime, if you want ribs and the weather isn't cooperating, try this crock pot version. It's good.

Ingredients you'll need..........

1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco )
4 pounds country-style pork ribs

In small bowl, stir together ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, mustard and hot sauce.

Place pork ribs in slow cooker and pour 1 cup sauce over top, reserving the rest for later. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or on LOW for 9 hours until very tender.

Remove ribs from slow cooker and brush with reserved sauce. Simple. As crock meals should be.

Served with homemade cole slaw, buttermilk mashed potatoes and biscuits...

From Family Circle Magazine, June 2009 issue.

I am submitting this to Creampuffs in Venice who hosts Magazine Mondays and to Dining with Deb for her Crock Pot Wednesdays.

If you make this one let me know how you like it. We loved this recipe. A keeper.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial day - be careful out there on the roads and waterways :-) And please remember why we're off, to remember our servicemen and women, tip a glass to them on their day.


Joanne said...

Crockpot pork is always so delicious. I've never cooked ribs in the crockpot but they look so delicious that I'm definitely going to have to give them a go!

~~louise~~ said...

I just bought a fresh beef brisket that I may need to prepare this way. Actually, I bought three! No not for this weekend, I've decided to have a bash for my birthday:) shssh...don't tell anyone it's a surprise:)

Are you sporting a new look? I've been gone for a while but I'm sure it's new:) It Looks GREAT!!!

Thanks for sharing, Tina. Have a safe and fun weekend:)

girlichef said...

I agree, the grill and Memorial day go hand in hand...but if it rains, I don't think you'd be sacrificing anything to make this! It sounds wonderful!

Cathy said...

Tina - these look great! I did bbq'd ribs last night (yes, in the snow)...must be the thing to make this weekend!

Drick said...

these look so great - rain here too but I am already commited to cooking outside using the smoker - under an umbrella I suppose -- gotta do what ya gotta do...

Mary said...

These look wonderful. The crockpot is a great way to make ribs. Your recipe sounds amazing. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Janel said...

Those look yummy. We're supposed to have storms tomorrow, but today it is just hot, hot, hot!

Van said...

They look AMAZING! *sigh* Now this is two things I need to get around to doing.

crockpot recipe said...

That ribs looks mouthwatering! I will definitely try this. I love crockpot recipes because they're so easy to make, and I also love bbq ribs, so there's really no reason why I shouldn't try this one, lol! I just hope I'll get the same results, lol! Thanks by the way, for sharing this.

Martha (MM) said...

I've never tried ribs in the crock pot, definitely have to give it a try soon! Hope you get your burgers grilled before the storms begin! :-)

Pierce said...

Joanne - Let me know if you try it. It's super easy.

Louise - mmmmmmmm...BRIS...ket! I love brisket. You're a June baby? Me too! When is your birthday? Mine is June 2.
And yes, brand new template, glad you like it.

Girlichef - You just gotta roll with the punches. Doug did manage to grill burgers in the afternoon on Sunday.

Cathy - Snow in May is just wrong. Good for you though, getting out and grilling.

Drick - Be careful grilling with an umbrella, lightening is not our friend!

Mary - Thank you. I hope you ahve a good day as well.

Janel- Hope you had a good time at the lake and you weren't rained out.

Van - I know you have a crockpot! I hope your weather is better than it is here. Humid...stormy.

Thanks for the Big Green Egg link.

Crockpot Recipe - Thanks fro stopping by and by all means, combine your two favorite things :-)

Martha - I have a good recipe for ribs in maple syrup marinade that you just toss in them oven. With the storms we get, it pays to ahve some backup plans!

Van said...

It's rainy and blah here... The big green smoker is cool, but as you said, very expensive.

I did a steak today with you in mind. I'll let you know when I post - it has to do with the freezing the butter concept.

Pam said...

It all looks delicious! That is one great rib recipe I will be trying. It sounds great with the molasses and Dijon mustard and they have to be very tender. All I have to do now is buy the ribs! Thanks for the recipe!

Pierce said...

Van, I'm ready to hear about steak anytime. Doug is the grill master, I only grill chicken, but we love grilled meat in this house.

One day...the green egg will be an option. Oh, it's raining buckets here too. Sucks.

Pam - Thank you for stopping by and for the compliments. Please let me know when you try this recipe. It's v good.

Kim said...

I bet the ribs are fall apart tender after cooking in the crockpot! I think I should've come over to dinner at your place...ribs and all the fixins:)

Rosabela said...

Wow! Thank you for the compliment! You're welcome! I wasn't expecting it ... it definitely made me smile!

I never thought of putting ribs in the slow cooker. This sounds soooo good. Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a wonderful Memorial Day. :-)

A Year on the Grill said...

Summertime and the livin is easy!

Love all the meat recipes out there these days

Pierce said...

Oh Kim, you are welcome ANY time! Bring your appetite, sister!

Rosabela - You are very welcome :-0 I have been quietly following your blog for awhile and love your recipes. Let me know if you try crock pot cooking ribs. Super easy and abig return on taste!

Dave - I too love the meat recipes. When I fell off the vegetarian wagon some years back I fell hard...for the meat :-)

creampuff said...

Oh my gosh, Tina, I have been craaaaaaaving ribs. This doesn't help!!!

Pierce said...

Miss Cream Puff, I would love to have you over for a plate!

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