Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ribs and Potatoes in the Crock

I have some running around to do today, but we'll still have one of our favorite meals when we all get home tonight. I thought I would share my plan with you.

First, I buy the big package of boneless pork spare ribs at Sam's. Then, the morning of the day that we'll be having them for dinner, I spray the crock pot with cooking spray and layer the ribs, salting and peppering each layer (use whatever seasonings you usually put on them-you might even use a rub!) Put the crock pot on low if you'll be gone for several hours. When it's 1/2 hour before serving time, place the ribs in a greased glass casserole in one thin layer. Top with you favorite BBQ sauce (I use Open Pit Original Flavor). Place in the oven, uncovered, on 350 to glaze the ribs.

Here's the second part of this easy dinner equation: That morning, wash (scrub) baking potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel. Wrap each individual potato with a square of aluminum foil. Place the foil-wrapped potatoes in your other crock pot on low. Before serving that evening, put out toppings for a potato bar (bacon bits, shredded cheese, broccoli, sour cream, butter). You're all done! Sit done and enjoy being home!

I'll be at these recipe swaps today:



  1. Yummy...sounds like a great dinner is going to be waiting on you. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Yum! Sounds both delicious and simple. Love it! Thanks!!

  3. I can't wait to try this.
    This sounds delicious, and I never knew I could do foil covered potatoes in the crockpot.


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  4. I love the idea of starting the ribs in the crock pot and finishing in the oven to get that yummy glaze!

  5. I would love for you to post this to Crock Pot Wednesday. There's a giveaway going on this month.

  6. I like the way you laid out the whole meal for us!

  7. thanks for the recipe it is great love the way you posted it and will be loving it when it is too hot to cook and to busy not too

  8. Marcia, those ribs really look great! Sorry I haven't been by in a while. The move and unpacking have gotten the best of me. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.