If I was ever going to call anything “man food,” these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs would be it. I can practically hear Tim Allen grunting over them.
The good news? You don’t need to be a man to appreciate these babies. You just need to love good BBQ-style food.
So, when the game is on, what will you be eating? If you have 10 minutes on Sunday morning, you could be eating these big, meaty Easy Slow Cooker Country-Style Ribs
Making these is a breeze. Stir together a super easy rub and massage it into all the ribsso the ribs have a deep flavor.
Then layer thinly sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. This is more about the flavor they impart when the ribs are cooking. Include them, even if you don’t want to eat them.
Put the rubbed ribs on top.
Whisk up the sauce. This is where the smokiness comes in. Liquid smoke, when used properly, is an amazing ingredient that adds smoker flavor … without the smoker. Pour that into the slow cooker.
Then cook. These babies take 3-4 hours on high, which is perfect for eating on game day. Just toss them in around breakfast time, and they will be ready for the early afternoon game.
Who can say no to tender, meaty, lightly smoky ribs?
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Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about home cooking and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.