Any time is a good time for slow cooked pork ribs however it is often winter when your slow cooker gets the most use. So, if you haven’t used your slow cooker this year, here is a recipe you may like to try for some tender falling off the bone slow cooked pork ribs.
What is wonderful about this recipe is the meat is so tender, it is really easy on your teeth and the final result is delicious!
2 kgs of pork ribs (free range is preferred)
540g Hickory BBQ sauce
1 tsp Crushed garlic
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
If required remove the membrane from the pork ribs (see tips below)
Mix together ingredients for the sauce.
In your slow cooker, add a small amount of sauce to the bottom and one layer of ribs. Cover with 1/3 of the sauce, basting as you go and repeat until all of the ribs are covered in sauce.
Cover and turn on to low for 7-8 hours.
Once they reach the desired consistency (see tips below about shorter cook times), line a baking tray with foil and put the ribs on the tray. Use the remaining sauce in the slow cooker to baste.
Put under the grill on around 220 degrees Celsius for 7-10 minutes
Removing the membrane is only if you prefer and not necessary if your pork ribs are pre cut. This is done by using a fork or butter knife under the membrane and lifting off the bone.
Leave ribs in the slow cooker for slightly shorter if you like your ribs on the bone and slightly longer if you like them to fall apart.
Be careful of hot steam when you lift the lid of the slow cooker
While cooking in the slow cooker, occasionally scoop the juices and pour over the top layer of pork.
We like hickory BBQ sauce but you can use any BBQ sauce that you like
Adding under the grill is not required if you don’t want the sticky sauce. You may prefer to just eat straight from the slow cooker which is fine and may be a little easier on your teeth. The meat is so tender!
Enjoy with a salad or coleslaw
Sometimes a little tricky to photograph… I can assure you if you like pork ribs, these will be a hit!