|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||21%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Barbecued pork is a Southern specialty. Cooked in the classic fashion, it takes many hours over a smoker and lots of know-how. This crock-pot recipe that uses pork chops or ribs lets you have barbecued pork on a weeknight or busy weekend day and satisfies that barbecue craving.
In this recipe, pork chops, country-style ribs, or spare ribs are slow-cooked to perfection with a tangy homemade barbecue sauce. The barbecue sauce is a balance of sweet and sour with ketchup.
- 6 to 8 pork chops or about 3 slabs of spare ribs, cut into smaller portions
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Put the pork chops into the crock-pot. If you are using spare ribs, boil or roast them for about 30 minutes to eliminate some of the excess fat. Drain and put them into the crock-pot.
Mix together the onion, celery, ketchup, water, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper until well-blended.
Pour the sauce mixture over the pork chops or ribs.
Cook for 8 to 10 hours until the meat is tender and the barbecue flavor is cooked through.
Barbecued pork's usual sides are vinegar or mayonnaise slaw, potato salad or french fries. Fancy that up a bit with red cabbage slaw or potato salad with bacon. If it's summer, grilled corn on the cob makes a tasty partner. Macaroni and cheese or cold pasta salad both work well with barbecued pork chops, as do cornbread, corn pudding, or tomato-cucumber salad in vinaigrette dressing. Your favorite cold beer goes great with this menu. Serve an all-American dessert like chocolate fudge layer cake, apple pie or cheesecake to round out the meal.