January is National Slow-Cooking Month, and that’s an easy way to increase meals at home. They use less electricity than an oven, and because of the long, low-temperature cooking, they tenderize less-expensive cuts of meats. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences offers the following slow cooker recipe for barbecue ribs:
- 3-4 pounds of baby back or country-style ribs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, optional
- 2 onions sliced
- 16-24 oz. bottle barbecue sauce (depending on how saucy you like your ribs)
Place ribs in slow cooker with other ingredients and cook on high for one hour. Turn to low and cook for eight hours.