As anyone in America knows, yesterday was the Super Bowl (yeah Giants!!!). Everyone also knows that the Super Bowl is a day to gorge on a huge amount of finger licking good food. Yup. ‘Tis the “holiday” of snacks haha. Despite the overflowing platters of nachos, potato skins, chips, beers, etc etc, it’s a good idea to serve something more substantial to fill you up.
This year one of the main dishes I made was ribs. A lot of people slap them on the grill, but it’s cold outside (and I’m lazy on Sundays), so I toss my pork ribs into a slow cooker and then ignore them. Yup, it’s that simple. It’s slightly sweet, slightly boozy, and majorly tasty. Feel free to ignore the BBQ sauce recipe if you have a favorite bottle version…since I forgot to pick up BBQ sauce at the market, I was forced to make one. This recipe is simple, great flavor, and low maintenance so you can spend time with your guests!
2-3 lbs pork ribs (you can use more than this amount with no problem)
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup honey
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup worcestershire sauce
¼ cup amoretto (or bourbon or rum)
2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Hot sauce (to taste…I used ¼ teaspoon)
Salt and pepper to taste (I used a large pinch of each)
Plug your slow cooker in and put the setting to “high”.
Put the ribs into the slow cooker.
In a bowl, add in the brown sugar, honey, ketchup, Worcestershire, amoretto, garlic, mustard, chili powder, ginger, and hot sauce. Quickly whisk together. Pour about 1cup to 1 ½ cups of this BBQ sauce over the ribs. **you can use bottled BBQ sauce…just add some booze to the slow cooker with it**
Cover and cook for 4 – 4 ½ hours.
If you make the sauce I list above, you can simmer the extra sauce for around 10 mins, then use it as a dipping sauce for the ribs.
Serve and enjoy!