Friday, January 13, 2012

Slow Cooker Ribs and Sauerkraut Dinner

This morning I woke up to a beautiful snowy day!  Generally, on a day like today, I like to stay home and enjoy the view, read a good book, and drink some hot tea but today I had some appointments that I couldn't miss (including hair cut and color!!) and I needed to go to the grocery store.  While I was there, I decided that maybe we would just stay home for dinner tonight but I hadn't planned anything for the menu.  Then I came across some beautiful boneless, country style pork ribs that were marked down.  Dinner idea solved!  When I got home I placed a jar of drained sauerkraut into a round slow cooker, topped that with one sliced onion, a bottle of beer, and the ribs that I had seasoned with a spice mix from Penzey's called Forward - a blend of pepper, onion, paprika, garlic, turmeric and other spices but no salt.  I then topped each rib with my favorite BBQ sauce, put the lid on the slow cooker and set it for 4 hours on high.  YUM !

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As I was plating this dinner, with roasted potatoes included, I realized that it certainly isn't the most attractive dinner to photograph so I thought I'd just eat it and not blog about it.  The more I thought about how good this dinner tastes and how simple it is to put together, I decided that I had to share it with all of you! I found this photo, and since it resembled our dinner, I decided to include it.  Next time, I promise to take my own photo !! :0)

I happen to be slightly obsessed with my slow cooker and have loads of recipes that I make regularly but I'm always looking for healthy new ones.  If you have any favorite recipes that you make in your slow cooker, I'd love to hear about them. And if you're as obsessed with your slow cooker as I am, try this one - I know you'll love it especially if you're a fan of sauerkraut.


  1. Sounds yummy! Our beef ribs don't have enough meat on them for a meal, just soup meat. I'm gonna have to start looking at pork ribs more often. I know Steve loves them!

  2. Lana,
    I found the ribs on sale at Meijer and only paid $3.30 for 6 nice sized boneless ribs. You can't beat that for an inexpensive dinner! So yummy!!!