Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Smoky Apple Butter Ribs

Prep Time 10 minutes, Start to finish 8 hours 15 minutes

3 lbs boneless pork country-style ribs
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion sliced
½ cup of apple butter
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. In 3 ½ to 4-quart slow cooker, place ribs. Cover with onion slices. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients, pour over ribs and onion

2. Cover; cook on Low heat 8-10 hours

3. Remove ribs from cooker; place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm

4. Pour juices from cooker through strainer into-1quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 5 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Serve sauce with ribs. 4 servings

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