The following recipe is one of the best I've ever used and I wanted to share it with you all.
- Turn Crock Pot on high so that it's nice a hot by the time you get everything prepared.
- In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons pepper, 2 teaspoons coco mix (yes, I said coco), 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon onion seasoning and 1 teaspoon garlic seasoning (I sometimes use a hickory or mesquite seasoning, as well). This is what is know as a "dry rub."
- Rinse and pat dry your selection of ribs. Rub mixture all over ribs and do not spare any of it.
- Place ribs in Crock Pot. Do not add anything such as water or any liquid to the pot. The ribs will make their own liquid.
- Cook on high with lid on for about 4 to five hours. Into the third hour, pour off any excess liquid and allow ribs to finish cooking. Of course you will want to sample a slice around the fourth hour, just to make sure everything is progressing as it should (wink, wink).
- Allow to rest in Crock Pot before serving. I tend not to serve with bar-b-que sauce because the ribs are excellent all by themselves.