As for my "slow cooker meal" today...I know, I know...it's Summer, why did I even think I should break out the mid-winter cooking device?!? Well, to tell you the truth, it's because I found a low-carb cookbook at the library that is "all" for the slow cooker! There are many recipe that don't require the slow cooker, but those are all sauces, rubs, and such. This is the same book I found the recipe for low-carb Kahlua! Today, I am trying more recipes out of the book, since the Mockalua was so good!
|I combined everything in the sour cream container...|
|Waiting for the butter to melt!|
The ribs are the third recipe we are trying today...I bought a package of nice looking Pork Spareribs at WinCo the other day for this recipe. I don't expect them to be nearly as good as the ribs that my other half half grew up eating (his Dad makes the best ribs I've ever tasted...which is saying a lot since I never liked ribs before trying his), but they will hopefully be a "good enough" low-carb substitution! I probably should have left them under the broiler longer to get a darker "browned", but since my AC is working overtime to get the house back down to 74 because of my running the broiler for more than 30 minutes (at 500 degrees), I decided to go ahead and pull them out after 7 minutes per side (the longest recommended cook time in the book). In to my slow cooker they went! I ended up with 4 pounds of ribs, instead of the 2.5 pounds called for, so I just added a little extra BBQ sauce to cover the last two racks with.
I'll wait to say for sure until I've tried a few more recipes, but I think I want to buy this cookbook! Well, one just like it...I think the library over charges if you decide to keep their books, lol.