There was a time when I was not a huge fan of ribs. They were messy and it was tough to get the meat off the bone and usually that meat tended to be dry. I don't know about you but that is not at all how I like my meat.
So... I was not a fan of ribs but that was until I discovered the crock pot method. Seriously, after having them this way I will never have them another way. I don't know why you would want them any other way though. Cooking them this way is super easy, like super, super easy and the result is tender juicy meat that literally falls off the bone. Really, look at the picture above, see the bone there with the meat next to it? That is where it fell off the bone, it is that tender! Yummy!
An added bonus is this meal is total guy food that takes no effort to make. I love it because my husband goes crazy over this meal and I barely have to do anything. Gotta love that! All you need is some pork ribs, sauce, the rub and a crockpot and you are set. An added bonus, you probably have a lot of the ingredients in your pantry already. All you have to do is cut the pork ribs in half, so you have 2 racks of ribs, add the rub, place the pork ribs in the crock pot and cover with the sauce. After that set your crockpot to low for seven hours and let it do all the work. Seven hours later you have dinner made! Add a side salad and it is complete. If that isn't easy, I don't know what is!
Easy Thai Crock Pot Pork Ribs
2.5 lbs pork ribs
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 lg white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c Thai Chili Garlic Paste
1/2 c ginger preserves
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1. Mix all the ingredients for the rub together in a small bowl, mix well.
2. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together in a medium bowl, mix well.
3. Cut the ribs in half so you have two racks of ribs.
4. Rub the rub into both sides of the ribs.
5. Place the ribs into the crock pot, cover with the sauce.
6. Set the crock pot to low and cook for 7 hours.
7. After 7 hours the ribs should be done and the meat should be falling off the bone. Take out of the crock pot and serve.