Sunday, December 14, 2008

BBQ Ribs

*Your husbands (and you) will love this recipe. This is Heidi's recipe too, SOO yummy!

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
4-5 pound baby back pork ribs
1/2 cup butter
1 onion chopped
1 T minced garlic
1/2 c. distilled white vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 cup water
1 cup ketchup
1 cup hickory smoke flavored BBQ sauce
1 lemon juiced
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking dish. Brown in oven 15 min. Turn and brown another 15 min, drain fat.
While ribs are browning, prepare the sauce. Melt butter in a sauce pan and saute the onion and garlic until the onion is tender. Remove from heat. In a blender combine water, vinegar, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper to taste and pour in the melted butter mixture. Puree for 1 minute, then pour back into saucepan. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
Place ribs in a slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs and turn until coated. Cook on low 6-8 hours or more or until ribs are tender.

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