Hi everyone, today I'm bringing you a new recipe post. I haven't done one in a while, so I decided since I was cooking dinner Sunday I would document it and share it. I've made this before (my husband and son love them) so I wanted to make them again. My mom makes shorts ribs/neck bones often because my dad loves them but she does hers in a different way. When I made them at home the first time I took inspiration from 2 Short Rib recipes Lexy over at www.BeautyFash.com has on her blog. This isn't really like either of them, but I was just inspired to slow cook them. So let's get started shall we.
Before doing any cooking as I always say WASH YOUR HANDS and I will add MAKE SURE YOUR KITCHEN IS CLEAN TOO (hey I'm just saying) :-D
Short Ribs (this was about 2lbs)
1 1/2 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
1 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano
2 Teaspoons of Nature's Seasons
2 Teaspoons of Onion Powder
1 1/2 Cups of Barbecue Sauce
1/2 of a Medium Bell Pepper Sliced
1/4 of a Medium Onion Sliced
2 1/2 Cups of Water
2 Pinches of Cayenne Pepper
For the dry rub you will use: 1 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika, 1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano, 1 Teaspoon of Nature's Seasons, 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder, 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
Here the ribs are all seasoned, if you wish you can add more seasoning, but I add more later so I didn't put too much on before hand. Now they are ready to be covered and put in the fridge to marinate overnight or for a few of hours. Next time I am going to add brown sugar to rub to add that little extra sweetness to it!!
Now once you are ready to put the ribs into the crock-pot this is where you use the rest of the seasonings along with the onions/bell peppers.
Slice up your onions and bell peppers.
Pour in 2 1/2 cups of water into the crock-pot. I already had my crock-pot on so that when I poured the water in it was already warm. Next you add in the rest of the seasonings: 1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika, 2 Pinches of Cayenne Pepper, 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder, 1 Teaspoon of Onion Powder and 1 Teaspoon of Nature's Season.
Once the seasonings have been added you can add your green bell peppers and onions.
I let the water with the seasonings and peppers/onions cook together a little (I guess that is the word I am looking for) to help flavor the water.
After about 10min I added the ribs, covered them and let them cook for 6 hours. My crock-pot doesn't have a temperature setting only settings for the number of hours, so if your crock-pot has temperature setting you will have to gauge how low or high your crock-pot needs to be to cook for 6 hours or until the ribs are tender.
Here they are cooked and super, falling of the bone tender. Now when I say my house smelled amazing, my goodness. By the time I got home from church and pulled into the garage I could smell them all the way downstairs in the garage!!
For the barbecue sauce I used Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet 'n Spicy sauce. I've had it sitting in the cabinet but never used it, so when I decided to make these I pulled it out. This sauce is really yummy and has a nice kick to it.
Here I drained a little over half of the water off before adding the barbecue sauce. I wanted to get rid of some of the grease/oil from the ribs and alot of the juice since the ribs when cooking made it's own.
After draining the ribs add in 1 1/2 cups of the barbecue sauce and mixed together. I let them slow cook a little longer, for about 45min, then they were done and ready to eat. Next time I will add brown sugar to the barbecue sauce as well, that to add that even more sweetness.
I don't eat pork they were made from my husband/son and they loved them. After being out of town on vacation last week and me not really cooking like I usually do during the week, my husband said he was soooooooo happy to have some good soul food. Now if they tasted as amazing as they smelled I know they were good!!
Well that is all for now, hope you try this dish, if you do let me know how it turns out and what changes if any you made to the recipe.