Tuesday, February 5

Slow Cooker Ribs

Pulled it off with grace and style last night and my star is very definitely in the ascendant!  Why?  Ribs, that's why and this has to be the easiest meal ever made.  Perhaps the best thing was the cost.  The price of the meat (two packs of spare ribs - the plateful shown) was £4.25 (thank you Tesco's reduced aisle) and all of us late in after work, school, volunteer jobs and college. The sauce was cooked up in 20 mins from store cupboard staples and we served it with salsa and a few sweet potato crisps (not Walkers but not far off)!  The beef stock came from the ribs in the slow cooker which produced exactly the right amount even though no liquid was added to the recipe.   Alchemy at work ;)

Ingredients

Ribs (2lbs)
Sea Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1 onion


Sauce

1.5 cups of beef stock
3 cloves of garlic
6 oz tomato puree
1/4 cup apple cyder vinegar
1/4 cup mustard
2 tbspn honey
1 teaspoon each onion powder, chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin, sea salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper

Method

1.  Slice onion and set in bottom of slow cooker

2.  Add the ribs, pile them in and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper

3.  Slow cook on low all day

For the sauce

1.  Add the garlic to the stock and simmer for about 5 mins

2.  Whisk in the remaining ingredients

3.  Simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes




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