6 lean pork ribs, or chops
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (19 ounce) bottle hickory or sweet and tangy barbecue sauce
Place meat in 4 to 5 quart slow cooker, cutting the ribs to fit. Sprinkle each piece with salt and pepper. If you need to create layers of meat, be sure to top each section of ribs with a proportionate amount of sauce. Cover; cook on high for 1 hour. Then cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, or until meat is tender, but not dry. When ready to serve, remove ribs from cooker and place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm. Tilt cooker in order to be able to spoon off any fat that has floated to the top of the sauce. Then spoon sauce over ribs and serve any extra in a separate bowl.
*If you have time, broil the ribs for about 5 to 15 minutes per side, about 6 inches below the broiler heat, before placing them in the cooker. The browning adds depth of flavor and also cooks off some of the fat.
*Slice 1 medium-sized onion. Then lay the slices into the bottom of the cooker before adding the meat.
Makes 6 servings.