Rating: 4.5 stars
24 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 15

Slow cookers don't brown food, so here we broil the ribs for extra flavor before adding them to the pot. Serve with cornbread and a simple green salad with creamy Italian or ranch dressing.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2002

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Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place beans in a 5-quart electric slow cooker; set aside.

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  • Cut ribs apart; sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place ribs on a broiling pan.

  • Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 18 to 20 minutes or until browned, turning once. Add ribs to slow cooker, and sprinkle with onion.

  • Combine jelly, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce in a saucepan; cook over low heat until jelly melts. Pour over ribs; stir gently.

  • Cover and cook at HIGH 5 to 6 hours or at LOW 9 to 10 hours. Remove ribs. Drain bean mixture, reserving sauce. Skim fat from sauce. Arrange ribs over bean mixture; serve with sauce.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Thick 'n Spicy Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce and Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.

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