Memorial Weekend Slow Cooker Pork Spare Ribs

Very rainy weekend in South Florida which means no BBQing for Memorial weekend. So instead I settled on some slow cooking Pork Spare ribs….

Started off with 6lbs of some lovely Pork St. Louis spare ribs which I patted dry and then drenched each one individually with the below dry rub:


  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsps of cumin
  • 2 tsps of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsps of ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsps of garlic powder
  • 2 tsps of salt
  • 2 tsps of ground red pepper
  • 2 tsps of oregano

Slice to large onions and once you have covered each rib with the rub, layer in a slow cooker/crockpot, and in between each layer place quite half the sliced onions and then top with the other half.


Top it all off with 1 1/2 bottles of Green Apple Cider – I used Woodchuck this time round – Woodchuck

If you would rather stay away from anything with alcohol content, you can use regular apple juice 🙂

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Place lid on slow cooker/crockpot and set to slow cooking for 6 hrs.


For the final steps, I removed all the ribs from the slow cooker/crockpot, dipped them in BBQ sauce ( I used Sweet Baby Rays – Sweet’n’Spicy) but you can either make your own or use your favourite of course. This batch turned out nice and spicy and full of flavour.


And them baked them for 20 minutes in a 400 F deg oven. Whilst that was happening, I whipped up some mashed potatoes and there you go, Memorial Weekend dinner is ready ❤

Have a safe holiday everyone!


There’s no place like home…….cooked meals!

Of course there is nothing better than a home cooked meal, or is there!

Well today there for sure is! I got lucky this week at my neighborhood Publix, when walking down the poultry/meat area. I spotted some Sweetbreads (mojellas para los Yoruguas) which means its Uruguayan style BBQ for me!


Sweetbreads are one of my all time favorites! I was brought up on them, they are not that easy to come by, not sure what they actually do with them here in South Florida as nobody else I know eats them! lol


So out came the BBQ, cleaned my sweetbreads up, seasoned with salt and pepper and a bit of lemon juice and off to the barbie they went!


Not sure how to describe them, but all I can say is that they make me very happy! Even happier is the fact that I am the only one that eats it at home, so more for me :-).

As we would say at home “Buen Provecho”!