Pork

Crockpot BBQ Ribs

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This is something my mother used to make when I was little. For a long time I wouldn’t make it, but then I’d be stationed in another state and get homesick, so I’d find myself making it. It’s always funny to me how you find yourself making things because you miss them, or you miss someone and that recipe reminds you of the good times. You suddenly just don’t feel so alone anymore. We’re home now, family lives close by. I still catch myself making this dish, because it brings back very fond memories.

This is the crockpot I use. I love this because I can program it and come back later. You should check this out guys!

BBQ sauce

Country style ribs

Add to the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.

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Pork

Best Ribs ever

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I love this recipe. This is another one of those recipes that I’m not quiet sure where I got it from. I had just wrote it down and threw it in my recipe folder with plans of trying it later. When I did try it later, it quickly ended up being a family favorite. I’ve made it a few dozen times. My family begs for this to be made in the summer months. I’ve already got requests to make it again soon!

3/4 cup apple juice

1/2 cup beer

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 Tablespoon Garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Add the brown sugar, olive oil, apple juice and canola oil to a bowl.

Add Worcestershire sauce.

Add salt. Add garlic.

Add thyme…

Add pepper.

Add cayenne.

Put in a baggy…

Add the meat. Make sure to rotate halfway through marinating process…YUM!

Chicken

All Purpose Marinade

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I love chicken. It’s my second favorite love. I love my grill too. What I love about this recipe is it’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s salty, it just blends well. I invited a cub scout parent over once while he was having a rough time after a separation. We were just trying to be nice. Now every time I see this fellow, he says…About that chicken! LOL

1 cup of vegetable oil or olive oil

3/4 cup soy sauce

1/3 Cup lemon juice

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup prepared mustard

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 large garlic cloves

Chicken, Beef, or Pork. You could possibly use another meat, but I’ve not tried it.

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Add all ingredients together.

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Mix!

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Marinade 8-24 hours. Grill or bake

Chicken

BBQ Chicken Nachos

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Eight years of marriage and my husband takes me to this restaurant called Copper River Grill. We had this really sweet waitress named Denae. She suggested we try these BBQ chicken nachos. We did and we loved them. We decided to try to cook it ourselves at home and maybe we could reminisce about our sweet eight year anniversary.

1 bag tortilla chips

3 chicken breasts

Mexican dipping cheese

1 bottle of bbq sauce

 

Mix 1/2 cup water with half a bottle of BBQ. Add the chicken. Cook in crockpot for 6-8 hours. Separate into chunks and add back to bbq sauce. Add tortillas to a plate and heat in microwave for about 40 seconds. Also prepare the Mexican dipping sauce per directions.

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Bacon Cheddar Chicken

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My husband adores this. Honestly, so do I. Any left overs that I get from the recipe I eat for lunch the next day. I love it. If you use any for lunch or expect leftovers, don’t put the cheese on it.

3-4 pieces of chicken

3 T Worcestershire sauce

3 T Honey

2 Tablespoons Soy sauce

1 t minced garlic

1/2 t salt

dash of pepper

BBQ sauce

Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Bacon

Hamburger buns

Mix Honey, Soy, Worcestershire, Garlic, Salt, and Pepper.

Marinade chicken for at least an hour to overnight. Grill chicken.

Fry bacon! After chicken is cooked baste with BBQ sauce. Top with cheese and bacon. Serve on bun. YUM.

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Cantonese Spare Ribs

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When we were stationed at Fort Leonard Wood I found a book in the library which had this recipe. I wish I could find this book. It had so many good recipes, but they were all lost except this one. This recipe is FANTASTIC! Please make sure you make it. It got me through some hard times. It was our first real duty station. I had no family, no friends…I was so alone. I dealt with it by taking my child to the library for story time and I’d grab a cookbook and go home and cook! It was a good memory.

4 lbs country ribs or spare ribs

1 cup orange marmalade

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup soy sauce

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon ginger

dash of pepper

In a roasting pan place ribs meat side down. Roast uncovered in a 450 degree oven for 30 minutes. Drain fat. Turn meat over to meat side up. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and roast uncovered for 60 minutes. Drain fat. I generally remove the pork into a separate plate at this point to make mixing easier. Mix all ingredients in roasting pan and replace ribs and ladle juices over ribs. Roast uncovered for 30 minutes until tender. Make sure to spoon sauce over ribs often.

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Morton Sea Salt Rub?

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Today is the mother in law’s birthday….I had hubby ask her what she wanted for dinner and she said ribs. My go to recipe for ribs is a marinade that takes all day. I had two hours until dinner time. What’s a girl to do??

I decided to do a rub. Normally, I make the rub for it, but I just wasn’t feeling it today.  I wanted to do something easy enough. I spent five minutes looking at rubs and marinades. Finally I told the husband “we’ve never tried this before…let’s just do it!?” He agreed. So I bought this bad boy.

I’m shocked how good this rub is. I rubbed it on and threw it in the oven with my ribs covered. I did this for an hour or so. When I took them out they were so tender. I put on some BBQ sauce and put it back in under broil for literally 2 minutes. She LOVED it. Said it was better than most she’d eaten.

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