Saturday, December 6, 2008

Crock pot Baked Potatoes and Spareribs

I made the best dinner tonight!!! We had a super busy day, so I let the crock pot do all the work. I had purchased a rack of spareribs on sale last month, so decided to try a rub, courtesy of Sandy, from good old CFYF on Baby Center. I rubbed the ribs, last night and let it marinate in the fridge until this afternoon. The meat was perfectly seasoned. The perfect balance of heat, sweetness and saltiness. Not to mention the melt in your mouth aspect of the ribs... To Die For!!!! I had read somewhere about making baked potatoes in the crock and decided to give it a try, since the ribs would have burnt to a crisp otherwise. So I wrapped my potatoes in foil and placed them at the bottom of the pot and placed the ribs on top. 6 hrs on low and the potatoes were perfectly baked and oh so delicious.

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Barbecue Rub

2 cups sugar (I use superfine)
1/4 cup paprika
2 t chili powder
1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/2 cup salt
2 t black pepper
1 t garlic powder

Combine all ingredients and use as a rub for any barbecue meat. Yields about 3 cups.
Sandy's notes: Rub this into chicken, ribs, fish, or pork chops before grilling, broiling or pan frying. I sprinkle it on beef brisket and cook in the crock pot all day... OK, this rates at the very top for my favorite seasoning!
Cindy's notes: I slathered the ribs with our favorite BBQ sauce and broiled them until bubbly.

This post linked to Crock Pot Wednesday.


outdoorgriller said...

that sounds great I grill ribs differently and they always come out tender and I do it all on the grill.If you want this method or more recipes for grilling you can visit www.cookingandgrillinoutdoors.com

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Good idea to use the potatoes under the ribs!

Stopping by from Debbie's Crockpot Wednesday where I posted my Crockpot Creole Chicken recipe. Nice to meet ya - stop by sometime!