I'm all about efficiency, and if you present me with a recipe for a dinner that basically makes itself, I'm a happy camper. Do you meal plan? It's been a game changer for me, and has not only helped us to cut our grocery bill down but makes me feel so much more organized during the week and saves me time.
When I was combing through the Giant Food Store weekly circular, I saw that there was a sale on pork ribs (yum!), but if I'm being honest it's nothing I've ever made before because it looked daunting. I decided that since this sounded like a perfect summertime weekly dinner that I needed to figure it out ... and you guys ... it couldn't have been easier.
I'm sure there's plenty of recipes out there that are much more involved, and probably produce a whole other array of flavors; however, this girl doesn't have time for that on a weeknight. The crockpot had already been tucked away for the season, but I quickly realized that I could use it again for this effortless meal.
Are you ready for this?
Season both sides of the ribs with salt and garlic powder, and then put them in the crockpot standing up (laying on it's side vs laying flat on the bottom of the pot). I leaned mine against the "wall" of the crockpot. Pour the barbecue sauce along the ribs so that it falls to both sides and covers it some, and then put it on High for 4 hours.
Come back in 4 hours, and have yourself a feast. You're welcome.