Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs

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I haven’t posted in a while for several reasons. One, my son turned one this past weekend and I’ve been in party planning mode. Two, Kentucky had a bout of intense heat and humidity and I wasn’t really cooking. I live in an older home with crap insulation and it easily got up to 80 degrees in here. I couldn’t take it anymore, we bought a window AC unit for the kitchen (just in time for the temperature to drop, of course) and that really helps! Anyway, off topic….

Ribs. Love them. This is seriously the easiest dish you can make. You can even use a slow cooker liner to help with clean-up. Easy peasy.

I originally found this recipe on pinterest. Source

Ingredients:

1 package of country style ribs, about 6 pieces
18 oz package of BBQ sauce
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 medium onion
Liquid Smoke
Salt & pepper to taste


Slice the onion and smash the garlic with your knife. Spread out in bottom of slow cooker.

Top with ribs, salt and pepper to taste.

Add a couple drops of liquid smoke to the meat.

Pour entire package of BBQ sauce over ribs.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

 

 

 

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Oven Baked Pork Fajitas

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For the first time in a long time, I had a kitchen accident. Cut my finger chopping cilantro. Not bad enough for stitches but bad enough to realize that cilantro BURNS!!! It was all worth it when I took the first bite of this delicious dish. I love it because you make your own fajita seasoning which tastes so much better than the prepackaged kind! I have used this same recipe for chicken, steak, and pork and it always turns out amazing!

The original recipe can be found here: Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pork loin, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 lime
  • bunch of cilantro

-Preheat oven to 400 and line baking sheet with aluminum foil.

-Mix dry ingredients in small bowl.

-Place veggies and pork into large bowl. Coat with vegetable oil. Mix in seasoning and stir until coated.

-Dump onto baking sheet and spread out in a single layer.

-Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

-Remove from oven and squeeze juice from half of a lime over it all and garnish with cilantro to taste. I like to use more because cilantro is so yummy!