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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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

whole chickenYes, it’s true! You really can crockpot a whole chicken. This is the ultimate set it and forget it. Plus side, you can make this into several meals.

Ingredients:

  • Whole chicken
  • Seasoning mix of your choice (I like Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb)

-Remove the innards and pat chicken dry with paper towel.

-Make 4 aluminum foil balls for the chicken to sit on. They should be big enough to keep meat from sitting on the bottom. I also spray the sides of my crockpot with cooking spray in case the chicken touches anywhere. Believe me, it will stick if not.

-Liberally season inside and out with seasoning of your choice.

-Set chicken on foil balls and cover with lid. Cook on high for up to 4.5 hours or until internal temperature is 165 degrees. I always check mine after 3.5 hours.

-Remove to cutting board and slice away!!

Note: I always brine my chicken for 6-8 hours before cooking.