Who needs a grill when you've got a crockpot to make those ribs tender and juicy! These ribs were tasty and VERY easy to prepare. They are a perfect 4th of July picnic dish, because while your slow cooker is doing the work, you have time to prepare some yummy side dishes and visit, PLUS you end up with "Lip Smakin' Ribs" in the end. Yum!
(I know this is probably a crime to admit, but I actually don't much care for ribs. Yes, the meat is great, so much work to get to-- and so messy. It just seems like a lot of fat, bone, and tendon. I think when I try this recipe again, I will get a boneless cut of pork and enjoy it a whole lot more. Mind you, this is just between you and me. :)
Lip Smackin' Ribs (Simple and Delicious)
3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup prepared mustard
2 tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons pepper
2 teaspoons dried savory
1 teaspoon salt
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown ribs in batches; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
1 serving equals 474 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,117 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.