Does your child have a favorite meal?
That one meal you know they love more than anything?
My son, Michael, does. He loves BBQ ribs and I love making them for him.
These ribs are delicious and unlike some recipes, this recipe isn't hard to make.
These ribs start out in the slow cooker and you finish them on the grill.
How easy is that?
Our son just finished his freshman year at Liberty University and I wanted
to make him a special meal to celebrate the great year he had.
Michael on his first day of classes last fall...
About a week before Michael came home I went to Walmart to purchase the ribs.
Walmart carries Smithfield® pork ribs and they're delicious...
Smithfield® Ribs are extra-tender and juicy and are your secret weapon
for making great ribs on the grill! There's no need to be afraid that the ribs
are going to be tough or tasteless! I'm going to share with you my secret
to having ribs turn out tender and juicy every time! I always cook my ribs FIRST in the slow cooker the day before and then finish them up on the grill right before dinner.
AND I always use a can of soda while the ribs are cooking in the slow cooker.
Smithfield® Ribs are a perfect, easy meal solution for any night of the week!
- 1 to 2 TBS seasoned salt or your favorite BBQ rub
- 1 can cola or ginger ale
- 1 package Smithfield® Extra Tender Ribs
- BBQ sauce
Sprinkle the seasoned salt or your favorite BBQ rub all over the ribs.
Place the ribs in the slow cooker.
Empty the can of soda on top of the ribs.
Cook on low 6 hours or on high 4 hours or until the ribs are fork tender.
The ribs can now be refrigerated overnight before finishing cooking on the grill.
Before placing the ribs on the grill, baste with your favorite BBQ sauce and grill for about 8 to ten minutes on each side.
Grill until warmed through and slightly charred.
Getting the ribs ready to go on the grill...
Don't forget to put the BBQ sauce on the ribs...
We had plans to go to the lake we live near for a barbecue but it rained all day.
Just as we were getting ready to put the ribs on our little portable grill,
the sun came out. Grilling the ribs on charcoal gives the
ribs a really great taste too...
Michael enjoyed his plate of ribs, along with macaroni and cheese and a big tossed salad.
For more information on Smithfield® Ribs, check out their Hog Wild Throwdown
contest HERE. Prizes include (2) Ford F-150's.
Celebrity grill talent Moe Cason and Tuffy Stone will be hosting the event. Smithfield® has partnered with them for the last 2 years to share their excitement and their message around the Smithfield® quality of meat, Walmart and the ease of grilling ribs!
Follow along with the fun on their Facebook page too HERE.