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I was at the grocery store picking up a few things, and one thing on my list was ribs. We're living in a new area so I'm not super familiar with how the local grocery store stocks everything, although things are usually where and how I expect them to be. I had a little difficulty finding ribs, but find them I did, at last...and BOY did I find them!

Apparently the store was running a special, a 25 pound box o' ribs for twenty bucks. I hesitated a little bit, partly because that's a LOT of ribs, and partly because the box was sealed up so I couldn't see inside it. But the under-a-dollar-per-pound price finally got me sucked in and I brought the box home.

The ribs were FROZEN SOLID. They were in one of those refrigerated/frozen open bins, where some stuff is frozen and some is just cold. There were between six and eight rows of ribs, frozen together in one huge LONG lump, in a giant plastic bag.

Ahhhh, dilemma. We have a small side-by-side freezer. This big lump of ribs was about twice as deep as our freezer and between the small freezer spaces in general and everything else already in the freezer, there was no way I could get those ribs in there as they were. And I didn't yet have an upright standalone freezer to put them in.

So I had to just let them thaw on the counter enough to start prying racks apart from each other (yet still be not totally thawed). I pried about four apart, cut them up, and sealed them with my vacuum sealer before popping them into the freezer. Then I waited a few more hours to let the interior (still frozen) racks thaw some more, and then I pried THEM apart and cut them up and popped them in the fridge so we can have them to eat tomorrow.

Lesson learned: don't buy freakin huge boxes of ribs when you have a teensy freezer! We're gonna eat like kings tomorrow though grin

What's your favorite way of preparing ribs? The only thing we can't do is grill outdoors, but I have huge pots, several crockpots, and an oven all ready and waiting for tomorrow!

 

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Subject: Ribs, ribs, and more ribs!
crock pot

put a rub on the ribs and leave overnight

next morning, cut to fit the pot, add, put on whatever bbq sauce you like and turn on.


come back to a wonderfully smelling place and yummy ribs.


if you like a more crusty? exterior, then place on a sheet pan and put under the broiler for a few.

 

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OMG I love ribs. You should cook all of them the same time and invite us all over.

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Grill them with your favorite BBQ Sauce or make your own.

 

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dry rubbed and cooked low and slow
in a smoker or on a grill
YUMMM

 

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Here's my mom's crockpot ribs that everyone loves.

Salt and pepper the ribs, and broil until browned. Cut into individual ribs. Layer ribs with sliced onion and sliced lemons in the crockpot. Mix a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce and a can of beer. We use sparkling apple cider since we dont drink, and it works just as well. Pour bbq sauce mixture over ribs and cook on high until meat falls off the bones.

Messy, but delicious.

 

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making ribs in my crockpot is one of my favourite things to make in it. they always come out so flavourful and succulent, with minimal effort.

 

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Saw this on TV the other day

Ingredients

* 1 rack spareribs, cut into ribs
* Kosher salt
* 1 large onion, cut into large dice
* 1 fennel bulb, cut into large dice
* 6 garlic cloves
* 2 cups dry white wine
* 2 bay leaves
* 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted and ground
* 1 bundle thyme
* Pinch crushed red pepper
* 2 cups chicken stock

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat a Dutch oven with olive oil and bring to a high heat. Season the ribs with salt and brown in the hot oil. Remove from the pan and discard the excess oil.

While the ribs are browning, puree the onion, fennel and garlic in the food processor to a coarse paste. After the ribs are browned and pan has been purged of excess oil, add the pureed vegetables and brown.

Return the ribs to the pan and add the white wine, bay leaves, fennel seed, thyme and crushed red pepper flakes. Reduce the wine by half. Add the chicken stock, cover and place in the preheated oven. Cook the ribs for 2 hours or until they are very soft and almost falling off the bone. Check the ribs periodically to make sure everything is moving along nicely and to make sure the liquid hasn't reduced too much.

 

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I made them in the crockpot. Mmmmmm they were soooo tasty.

The only hitch in my awesome dinner tonight was the fact that my bread machine doesn't work anymore. cry I guess it sat in storage too long.

I can't find another breadmaker in my price range that I would trust to do what I want, so I'm going to try making the dough in my mixer (I have a heavy duty bread hook) and then shape and bake myself. I only did dough on my breadmaker anyway because I like to bake it myself (I don't like the breadmaker pan shapes and the funky hole in the bottom where the paddle sticks into the loaf).

So I was sad, no awesome nummy bread tonight.

Otherwise, crockpot ribs were amaaaazzzzzing grin

 

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I like doing them in the oven too. Slow cooked in the oven makes them fall off the bones and be soooo juicy. Boneless ribs can be cut with a fork, and melt in your mouth. drooling

 

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depends on the ribs

pork ribs - i like bar-b-q/smoked on a grill

beef ribs need to be boiled first to be tenderized

 

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I don't do pork ribs in the slow cooker unless they're country ribs (more like pork chops) because I don't like my ribs to fall off the bone. I give beef ribs to the dog because I don't even like them.

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