Spicy-Sweet Ribs and Beans

  • ftcollinsco Posted: 04/01/09
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    Not fancy but a good solid recipe and it's hard to mess this one up. I used 1/4 cup sliced pepperocinis, 1 bottle of Stubb's, 1/4 cup Heinz Chili Sauce, 3 cans of pintos, 1 cup chopped Vidalia, and broiled the ribs as directed. Honestly, I can't imagine that broiling them makes much difference - they cook for 9 hours for heavens sake! Next time I'll use 4 cans beans (they're delicious and everyone wanted more) and skip the broiling step.

  • Lindsayglacy Posted: 08/08/10
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    My husband and I LOVED this recipe. Super easy! I highly recommend broiling the ribs prior to putting them in the slow-cooker. It adds so much flavor and adds a really nice crust on the outside of the meat. The beans were much better than the canned baked beans. Made excellent sandwiches the next day for lunch! Paired with mashed potatoes and sweet corn.

  • Luv2cook Posted: 04/19/10
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    This is a very easy and good recipe. I used country bone less beef ribs & browned the ribs on my BBQ before putting in the slow cooker which gave them a nice char flavor. I had some left over bacon from breakfast that I added to the beans. I used a rasberry chipolte jalapeno jelly & it turned out wonderful. I will make this over and over. The best part ? Using the slow cooker and not having to stand over a BBQ or stove to prepare the meal.

  • bostonbaba Posted: 04/12/10
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    This is a great recipe. Very easy to prepare.

  • WhitneyWill Posted: 05/04/10
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    Very easy, with great flavor in the sauce and beans. I wish I'd read more of the reviews concerning decreasing the cooking time. Nine hours on "low" was way too long; the ribs were very dry.

  • Lauren98 Posted: 04/10/10
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    This is quick to prepare, smells outstanding while cooking and delicious.

  • bears4me Posted: 01/25/09
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    This is a fabulous recipe!! I did not broil these as long as others had suggested. I also have the new Williams Sonoma crockpot, so will try just browning in there. Added an extra can of beans too - fabulous!

  • Atlantis24 Posted: 09/19/09
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    This recipe is one of our favorites... absolutely delicious and so easy to make. My husband always loves it when I say I'm making ribs because of this recipe!! :) Leftovers heat up really well, too.

  • Linweed Posted: 04/10/10
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    I took this to a covered dish dinner at church. There was nothing left when my family went through the line so I would say it was a hit! I used baby back ribs since they were already in my freezer and I could definitely have cut back the cooking time.

  • britchick Posted: 04/10/10
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    Fab!

  • edriver Posted: 11/08/09
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    Followed recipe exact, except after putting in crock pot, I put on high 1 hour, then on low for only 4 more hours. Meat was falling off the bone after 4 hours TOTAL. Served with Sweet Cabbage Salad & jalapeno-cheese cornbread. Fiancee said "definitely make again!"

  • FrancesP Posted: 10/12/09
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    This was a great easy recipe. My husband and kids loved it. They do not eat beans so I had lots left over. There was almost no meat leftover though from just the 4 of us. I also did not brown the meat figuring it was cooking for 9 hours and I was glad I didn't bother to take that step. It was not necessary. I did also use some barbeque rub seasoning on the meat. Will definitely make again! As suggested, I served with corn bread and a salad.

  • Madelsi Posted: 02/20/10
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    I love this recipe. I make it quite often however, I do not add the beans. I serve the ribs and sauce over rice with coconut and grilled pineapple. My family loves it. We have served this to company and they requested the recipe. Delish!

  • K11022010 Posted: 11/01/10
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    I exactly followed the recipe but it didn't turn out the way that I expected. The meat didn't get tenderized even after 10 hours in the crockpot and it has unpleasant after taste. I liked the point that it was easy to follow & doesn't need much time to cook. Any suggestions on the 2 problem?

  • pattersonva Posted: 03/26/11
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    This was very delicious. Everyone loved it. I live in an area where you can't get jalapeno jelly, so I just chopped up some jalapenos (the best I could do!). It turned out great, and I enjoyed serving jalapenos in with my beans. A+++ everyone loved this. Will make again for sure!!

  • Princess222 Posted: 04/29/11
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    Two of my favorites for week night meals: delicious and super easy. As another viewer wrote, the beans are the star of the show. The ribs are very tender and flavorful but the beans add the smoky, bbq kick. Next time we have guests invited for a barbeque I will make the beans regardless of whether we have the ribs. Definetly guest worthy, my husband loved this recipe!

  • Emz101 Posted: 08/08/11
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    This recipe was good but it wasn't outstanding. First I dont cook with 'country style ribs' often so I would have liked a little more information on trimming it, does that mean all the fat? some of the fat? the stringy bits? Cut the long ribs in half? Putting the recipe together was quite easy though. I agree that browning isn't a neccesary step. The flavor was good, a bit spicy for me, not enough spicy for my boyfriend. The beans were definatly the best part, the meat was ok but im not much of a meat eater. It was very moist but seemed a bit greasy to me even after removing all the fat from the sauce. I wouldn't use this exact recipe again but I would use it as a good base to create something else.

  • Kit992241 Posted: 12/10/11
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    the rib part great the beans not to impressed

  • JimandAmy Posted: 12/06/11
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    I used about a quater pound dried pintos which I soaked the night before. I added about 2 cups water to compensate and got a runny sauce, but otherwise worked well. I'll try 1 cup water next time. There will be a next time.

  • jasoncook940 Posted: 01/04/12
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    This is unreal good!!! I made this this for my self one day ended up taking it to work. Now all I hear from my co-workers is PORK N BEANS. This is how I did it 4.5lbs country style pork ribs rubbed them with sea salt and pepper put in broiler 10min each side. Put beans and cut up onion in slow cooker. Heated up Jack Daniels spicy BBQ sauce with green hot sauce. I couldnt find any jalapeno jelly so this is what I did. Found I can 5oz of roasted jalepenos and took 5oz stawberry jelly put in with BBQ mixture heated up until boiling. Took ribs out of oven put on a plate and covered with hot BBQ mixture. Let stand for 10-15min. Took soaked ribs put on top of bean in the slow cooker. Took half remaining BBQ mixture and covered ribs. Set slow cooker to low and waited 8 hours unreal good

  • LisainTX Posted: 03/14/13
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    Will try again, but the beans burned on the bottom. Maybe my slow cooker is hotter than it should be, but with some changes, I think it will be a winner. Now, what to change.... :-)

  • Onecentinvegas Posted: 11/03/13
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    SO YUMMY! Easy, cheap and delicious! Soaked my beans the night before and grilled the ribs outside in the morning. Dumped the entire thing in the slow cooker and went to work. Delicious meal for a chilly evening. Husband raved! Have made this several times and it is always a hit.

  • seaside725 Posted: 08/29/13
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    This was an ok dish. I thought it was a bit overcooked, so next time I will cut the time. I cooked them in the crock pot for 7 hours on low and although the beans were really tasty, we all thought the ribs were dry.

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