I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! As we celebrate our independence, remember those who fight for us, who have died for us…past and present…we usually like to spend some quality time with our families and grill some awesome food! I will always remember my little brother Anthony, he died in Iraq in 2007. My husband is also currently enlisted, and my Grandfathers fought in the Korean war. I will never forget the sacrifices made, by everyone, as we continue to enjoy our freedom!
On that note, we enjoyed some awesome ribs on the 4th, and just hung out while the kids played in the pool. You can make these ribs in the crock pot, which we love, or you can grill them. If you do decide to grill them, place them on indirect heat for a while before you actually put them over the charcoal…the slower the better!
As always, if you make these, be sure to tag me or hash tag #FoodIMakeMySoldier on Instagram! Thanks so much and enjoy!
4 Racks Baby Back Pork Ribs
4 Chilies in Adobo Sauce
1 tsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper
In a small bowl, combine the Paprika, Parsley, Garlic, Salt and Pepper.
Use 1 chili in adobo sauce, and rub it on one rack of ribs, on the front and back. This should use up the entire chili. Do this for all 4 racks, then drizzle just a small amount of raw honey over the tops of the ribs. I only do this to knock some of the heat down…if you prefer to leave that out, its ok, they still taste great!
Sprinkle the dry rub ingredients over the front and back of the ribs, and rub into the meat with your hands.
Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your crock pot, with 3 garlic cloves.
Cut your rack of ribs in half, and line them around the sides of the crock pot, into the middle, almost creating a coil. If you run out of room, you can just place the rest on top.
Cover with the lid, and cook on the low or 8 hour setting.
While the ribs are cooking, make your Apricot Chipotle BBQ sauce.
After your ribs are done cooking, gently remove from the crock pot onto a baking sheet. Be careful when removing the ribs as they will fall apart if you take them out too quickly. This is why you cut the ribs in half…so it makes taking them out much easier.
Brush the Apricot Chipotle BBQ Sauce on the top of your ribs, and place in the broiler until the sauce sets…mine only takes about 1 minute.
Flip the ribs over, and brush with sauce, and place in the broiler again. I do this two times on each side.
That’s it! I am sure you will love these!
Serve with your favorite veggie or coleslaw!