Monday, November 3, 2008

BBQ Ribs

I actually got this recipe out of a mystery novel! There's this series of fun, clean mysteries by Joanne Fluke that I've enjoyed reading. The first one was The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder and then they continue on in the same theme of baked good murders. The main character owns a cookie shop--which would be very cool!--and inevitably finds dead bodies--which would not be very cool!--and then proceeds to try to solve the mysteries. They're fun and light-hearted and always have at least 5 recipes. Most of the recipes are for baked goods, but in one of the books there are several main dish ideas. This one sounded good and easy--which are my main criteria when cooking, so I gave it a whirl. It was quite delicious! Enjoy!

BBQ Rib Recipe

4-5 pounds of ribs, cut in to 2 rib servings
1/2 cup of ketchup
2 Tbsp of brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup of steak sauce
1/4 cup of prepared mustard
2 Tbsp wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
1/2 tsp of seasoned salt
1/2 tsp of liquid smoke
1/2 onion, minced (or some onion powder)

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Place ribs on a broiler pan and cook for 15 minutes on each side.
3. Combine the sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
4. Place the ribs in a crock-pot and pour on the sauce.
5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

from Joanne Fluke in The Sugar Cookie Murder

Things worth noting: the amount of sauce you might want/need will vary depending on your preferences and the size of your crockpot. My crockpot is large, so I doubled the sauce to get the best outcome. Enjoy!! :)

1 comment:

Amy said...

Yum! I can't wait to try these. AND thanks for the book recommendations...I just placed holds at my library for just about all of her books...I like a good clean murder mystery that includes food :).