Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crockpot Apple Butter Ribs with Couscous


This is probably one of my favorite suppers now! I was feeling a little on the lazy side yesterday and was thinking okay, time to break out the crock pot and let it do the job for me! And did it ever! Luckily I had some country style ribs sitting in my freezer and I came across this recipe awhile back that I had saved. I found it over at Crock Pot Recipe Exchange. I had everything to make this and so that's just what I did! So easy and so so good! It really tasted like it had been on the smoker all day long but had that hint of Apple Butter in it. It ended up shredding up, but that's okay because I had a box of Near East Parmesan Couscous in my pantry so I just cooked some of that to go along with it.

Hubs doesn't like couscous, I just love the stuff! There's nothing to it either to make it! I noticed after he ate, the couscous was still on his plate. I shoved it down the garbage disposal mumbling under my breath as I was doing it, I won't share with you the comment I made. He's a freak! How can you not like couscous, it's! Yea, we'll go with that.

Alongside with the ribs and the couscous that my picky husband didn't touch I made green bean casserole and some Sister Schubert Dinner Rolls. God Bless that woman and her rolls! Those are the best darn rolls ever, shoot forget making em' homemade when they are that easy and good! I picked up a big package of them from Sam's the other day and I'm almost tempted to go stick some in the oven right now. Then I'd have to share with Hayden and Sadie and I don't feel like sharing today. Forget it, I'll go make me some toast. Maybe they won't hound me for that. I swear they eat 3 breakfasts every morning. Theirs, Mine, and whatever they can climb up in the pantry and find. I need to find me a lock for that door...maybe I'll do that today, I already have one on my fridge. (Mind you, it' also very irritating to try to open the door and forget theirs a lock on it.)

But now back to my awesome dinner I'm bragging about today, it was nothing that I had to slave over and it tasted like I did! So you have GOT to try it! Please I beg of you...I did not change a thing, made it just like the recipe stated, the only thing I didn't do was make the gravy to go along with it because it was just right the way it was! Now the pic does not do it any justice but trust me on this one...

3 lbs boneless pork country style ribs (Mine was almost 3 1/2 lbs)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 medium onion sliced
1/2 cup apple butter (Okay I think I added about a cup of this!)
2 tbs packed brown sugar
1 tbs liquid smoke
2 cloves of garlic, minced

Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Spray your crock pot with non-stick spray and place your ribs inside of it. Top with onions. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients and pour over ribs and onions. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. (That's all it took for mine) After the 8 hours, I just took 2 forks to it and shredded it right then and there. Serve by itself, with couscous, or rice.

 I know what's for lunch...but now I need to go make me some toast and hide out.

Have a fabulous day!

Kirby Nicole


  1. Kirby, This is just the most wonderful recipe. My family will love this.
    It is going on the menu at StoneGable. I'll put a link back to your post.
    Oh YUMMY!

  2. That sounds so Yummy! I miss couscous. We haven't had it since we went gluten-free for our 14yo son. Can't wait to try this.

  3. Yea, I'm going to have to try this one. Ribs can be so boring having them the same way all time. Putting country style ribs and apple butter on my grocery list right now.

  4. Kirby, this sounds like a perfect meal to me. Is there any chance that your husband would eat the larger grains of Israeli couscous? I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  5. All those flavors sound just fabulous together...a true comfort meal I'd say :)

  6. YUM-O!! I am so going to make that this week. Thanks so much for posting this recipe! Love your blog, so glad I found it. I need to stop by more often. XOXO ~Liz

    P.S. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! *smile*

  7. I love that you seem so adventurous when choosing your recipes! My fiance's grandma gave us 5 jars of apple butter last year (and I have a feeling we will be getting some this year) that we haven't used, so this sounds like an awesome way to have a delicious dinner and get rid of the apple butter! Thanks for sharing!

  8. i adore crock pot cooking! This looks really good. I never thought of adding apple butter to my pork but i will try it. I have a great apple butter recipe USING the crockpot! Love it! thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. You have fun humor and yes, as long as you take the gazillion toys that come in the toy chest you can have it (cleaned up three kids rooms today - the toys drive me bonkers!)


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