Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Candied Ribs

I know, don't all fall over in shock... it's my 2nd pork recipe ever and in a row!  I am not a big rib eater, but I REALLY like these.  They are originally my aunt's recipe and then my sister modified it a little for the crockpot.  Well, then when it was given to me, it didn't have any measurements, so I had to make up the measurements so I could post them on here for you all.  These literally fall off the bone and I cut them with a fork.  I didn't even need a knife, and yes I used a fork instead of picking them up.  My in laws laugh at me because I use a fork and knife to eat my pizza sometimes.  :-)  We served this with white rice and poured some of the extra sauce over our rice.  So yummy!

2 1/2 lbs ribs (I had baby back)
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup soy sauce (watch for wheat if needed)
1/4 cup water

Cut and separate ribs.  Mix together onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Sprinkle evenly all over ribs.  Roast in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  In the meantime, in a medium saucepan, boil brown sugar, 1/2 tsp garlic, soy sauce, and water.  Dip rib a few at a time in the sauce (using tongs) and then place in bottom of crockpot.  Pour extra sauce evenly over top of the ribs.  Cook on low for 5-6 hours.  If you able to, mix them around a little bit every so often to get them evenly coated.  Enjoy!!!

By the way, I bet this marinade would be great on chicken too....  you know how I love my chicken  :-)


  1. Have you tried this with chicken yet?

  2. I have not.... my brown sugar chicken is very simliar and it's delicious if you haven't seen that recipe. I should try it as I usually have all these things on hand. :-) Let me know if you try it, how it turns out.

  3. Yum, I haven't made ribs in forever. I'll try this!