Even though I work from home I love to use my slow cooker to get meals ready. Not only do I get to start supper early in the morning and then forget about it until five pm, but using the slow cooker I can take a recipe that demands lots of attention and make it care free.
Below is my recipe for Honey Garlic Ribs. I’ve made these many times and everyone loves them. The taste permeates the meat and they are yummy.
Putting them in the slow cooker means I don’t have to worry about them drying out or sticking/burning to the pan. Or on the days I get lost in my writing, realizing it is 5 minutes before our supper hour.
I have to credit allrecipes.com for the original recipe, although their original is for the oven and not the slow cooker.
4 pounds pork spareribs
½ cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup distilled white vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Slice the ribs into individual pieces. In a large bowl combine the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, garlic salt, and brown sugar. Stir until honey and sugar are completely dissolved, then stir in the baking soda. The mixture will begin to foam. Transfer ribs to the bowl with the sauce, and turn to coat.
Put the ribs in the slow cooker and pour excess sauce over the ribs.
Turn the slow cooker to high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
To fill out the meal I usually serve rice with these.
I’ve done this with frozen ribs as well as fresh. I made no change in the times as above.