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Smoky Apple Butter Ribs

About the simplest BBQ recipe there is.. and it's very good.

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8hrs 5mins
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  • SPRINKLE RIBS WITH SALT AND PEPPER.
  • PLACE IN SLOW COOKER.
  • COVER WITH ONION SLICES.
  • MIX REMAINING INGREDIENTS; POUR OVER RIBS AND ONION.
  • COVER AND COOK ON LOW HEAT SETTING 8-10 HOURS.
  • REMOVE RIBS TO WARM PLATTER; KEEP WARM.
  • STRAIN JUICES.
  • POUR JUICES FROM SLOW COOKER INTO 1 QUART 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.
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"About the simplest BBQ recipe there is.. and it's very good."
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  1. SheCooksToConquer
    Wonderful flavor. I tweaked things a bit by adding chopped apples and carmelized onions to the juices, which made a more hearty gravy. The meat was incredibly tender and just fell apart -- no knives needed!
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  2. MzMombo
    These ribs had a nice subtle blend of sweet/tart/smoky flavors, and they fell off the bone. I cut the liquid smoke in half and replaced the brown sugar with Splenda and molasses. My slow cooker tends to dry things out, so I also added 1/2 cup water. When I got home, I thickened the sauce with cornstarch and served over mashed potatoes. Yummy! The next day, I shredded the meat into bowls and added some of the gravy, a bit of water and a handful of frozen peas, and microwaved for an instant stew. Delicious again!
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  3. MzMombo
    These ribs had a nice subtle blend of sweet/tart/smoky flavors, and they fell off the bone. I cut the liquid smoke in half and replaced the brown sugar with Splenda and molasses. My slow cooker tends to dry things out, so I also added 1/2 cup water. When I got home, I thickened the sauce with cornstarch and served over mashed potatoes. Yummy! The next day, I shredded the meat into bowls and added some of the gravy, a bit of water and a handful of frozen peas, and microwaved for an instant stew. Delicious again!
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  4. johnvac52
    Great Flavor! We were looking for something different to do with ribs and this definitely fit the bill. The meat fell off the bones.
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  5. ReeLani
    I made these yesterday and couldn't wait to get home from to work to test them. The meat was so tender, and the sauce ingredients blended nicely so it was a bit sweet, but you couldn't tell it was apple butter. I also threw in some quartered redskins. I thought I'd have leftovers but my boyfriend finished them up. Will be making these again.
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