Crockpot BBQ Ribs

Saturday, May 24, 2014

You guys, it's Saturday and there are 2 whole days of the weekend left!!! Fake Friday!!

And it's cookout season! And sunny! And I have Sam Summer Ale in the fridge! And a yard! And a porch! And I'm going to my first Nats game of the season tomorrow!

A few disclaimers about today's post. First: is pork clean? I don't know, but it's meat and it's so good. So before you type up a caps lock email or comment or pinterest comment or tweet me that pork isn't clean and why am I posting something like this, this is why. Second- this BBQ sauce isn't clean but you know what, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. This is a healthy dish that just isn't 100% clean, and is perfect for parties, and is so delicious. It came out of our 7-10 days of no oven/stovetop which has turned into 7-10 days of all crockpot everything + a few salads and veggie wraps. Also 7-10 days of hearing nothing from the Maytag man so..

Oh and third: I'm completely aware that this picture is of a pile of meat and sauce and doesn't even look like ribs and it's because these ribs literally fell off the bone. Yeah yall, that freaking good and tender. It went like this:
(as we're eating at our new dining room table)
Me: Wait there are no bones, they definitely had bones when I bought them right?
Harrison: Oh.
Me: Wait can you buy ribs without bones? Is that a dumb question? Did I do that? That would be weird if these have no bones, that's kind of creepy. Man my first ever trip to the new DC Wal-Mart and I can't even read the packages. That trip was so overwhelming.
Harrison: Oh.
(as I'm dumping leftovers from the crockpot into the tupperware)Me: HARRISON OMG THE BONES ARE ALL IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CROCKPOT! THE RIBS LITERALLY FELL OFF THE BONE!
Harrion: Oh.
So hey, different things get people excited. And yes, DC got its first Wal Mart and I made my first trip and couldn't believe how inexpensive the groceries were. I want to hate it but I got a wedding and house to pay for so. Also to prepare ourselves we looked at Wal Mart gifs and this won:

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hours (with crockpot on high) 6-8 hours (with crockpot on low)

  • 2.5 lbs of ribs ($10)
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt (remember we love garlic so)
  • 2/3 Onion, sliced ($.50)
  • 1 bottle favorite bbq sauce (huge fan of Sweet Baby Ray's. Is there anything else?) ($2)
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke or Worcestercire sauce
Rub the seasonings on the ribs, put in the crockpot, top with onion slices and dump the bottle of bbq sauce in. Let it cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. That's it. Garnish with a nice summer ale (ha). But really I don't think I've ever had ribs without beer and it was a struggle eating the leftovers at work the next day with water. 
The magic of crockpots to turn this into something delicious
Hope everyone has a great Memorial weekend! Anyone have cool plans? I'm going to have some bloody Marys and brunch with friends and head to the Nats game. Other than that I'm unpacking and organizing the new house- ahhh the life of a grown up. What is your favorite cookout recipe??


  1. omg i love this post. that last gif, dying.
    i dont give a flying toot if its clean or not, haha, i like my kinda unhealthy sometimes. but i'm just not a huge fan of pork, or bbq sauce, womp womp. but it really looks very yummy.. like i might consider making it. i have never even bought ribs! lol. i wouldnt know if they had bones or not, and in fact i thought the other day i would buy them if i could buy them without the bones. haha!

  2. Watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air gave me some flashbacks to my youth. I'm pretty sure I can still quote the theme song word for word! Yah I hope you enjoyed the weekend with the sun and back deck.

  3. I love ribs. All day everyday. The fall apart-ier the better.

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