Whats For Dinner Next Week:Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs

Hi there, I am just sitting down to have a look at my plan for next week. It looks like we are going to have a really busy week. We always love the little ones when they come to our home for trick or treat we like to have very special bags of treats for them and their parents. I will be announcing the winner of the Texas Star Chili Cook Off bright and early Monday morning. 
Whats For Dinner Next Week: Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 Mix The Spices into a Rub

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Begin In The Slow Cooker With 
Cabbage and Onions

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Seared Ribs 

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Apples

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serve and Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Smothered Ribs
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 or 5 large country style ribs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
2 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 teaspoon allspice ground
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
2 teaspoons paprika
Optional ( 1 tablespoon brown sugar or sugar substitute)
1 tablespoon olive extra virgin olive oil
3 pods garlic minced
1/2 medium size cabbage sliced in 1 1/2 inch slices
1 large yellow onion sliced in 1 inch slices
2 medium size red apples (I used Honeycrisp) sliced in 1 1/2 inch slices
1 medium size Granny Smith  apple sliced in 1 1/2 inch slices
1 cups apple juice or apple cider
Mix all the spices together and sprinkle on both sides of the ribs.  Heat the olive oil in a very hot skillet and sear the ribs. Layer 1/2 of the cabbage and all of the sliced onion on the bottom of the slow cooker. Next place the seared ribs and top with the rest of the cabbage and minced garlic. Add the apples to the top of the cabbage sprinkle any left over seasoning and pour in the apple juice or cider.
Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
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Miz Helen
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  1. Just made a great pot of white chili last night for today. I have been roasting squash on batch at a time in the oven basted with olive oil sprinkled with pepper/salt and fresh garlic...yyyuummmyyy!! This is all for the soup and will be finishing up details for the dinner tomorrow, which will include crusted bread baked in a cast iron dutch oven... These look mouth watering...I love adding the apples...ahhhhh love Fall.

  2. Mmmm, those ribs look good! And such artistic pictures leading up to the finished dish!

  3. This look really delicious! I can almost smell the delicious aroma of the apples and the spices. Would love to try. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe.

  4. Hi Miz Helen, its' me again. I have just submitted my entry to your Texas Star Chili Cook-Off. This is the first time that I've tried cooking chili and my family love it. It is fun participating in the cook-off and thank you for hosting! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Miz Helen, I haven't made chili yet this year but thanks for the reminder that I should! Your ribs sound so good, I make mine in the slow cooker too and it's my favourite way to cook them. Have a great weekend!

  6. OMG. These ribs look soooo good! I'm gonna have to try these too! Maybe this weekend! Love you!


  7. I'm totally saving this recipe! Wow, that looks good!

    I just found a recipe for pumpkin chili that I want to try, I was thinking about making it tonight but I don't think I'll get to it. Thanks!

  8. Yum! I just found some ribs in the freezer, now I have a recipe to try with them!

  9. YUM your menu sounds amaxing a lot of my favorites like rosemary chicken, bbq brisket, and ribs- DROOOL!Gettin hungry just thinking about it!

  10. looks so yummy! nana! i told my mom to make it so were going to have it next week! im so looking foward to it(: i miss you tons>! i want your irish soup recipe!!!!!

    love your grandaughter,
    Stephanie Anne Long(: <3

  11. Wow, these ribs look over the top!

  12. These do look pretty amazing. I think I would add the brown sugar.

  13. I have never noticed a recipe like this one, usually smothered recipes indicate sauce. This one looks amazing, I have to try it. Thanks so much.

  14. This looks delicious! Will be making soon! Need to buy ribs! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I just love pork with apples. Especially in the fall. Thanks for linking up to hunk of meat Monday too!

  16. That is great that you reminded everyone to get out and vote! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. Your ribs look great - I've never tried making them in the crock pot - must give that a go :-)

  18. Yah miz helen! I am soooo hungry for your ribs! I also love a rib that is nice and tender and not too crispy so that the meat just melts in your mouth! This totally looks like one of those super duper comfort food dishes! Thanks so much for sharing it on the hearth and soul hop! Alex@amoderatelife

  19. Miz Helen - those ribs look out of this world delicious! I love the apples with them - I love anything with apples in it but really like them in savory dishes. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  20. Thanks so much for linking up with Crock Pot Wednesday last week. I'm glad to discover your blog and look forward to returning often. Come back this week for another entry in the BBB giveaway. Those ribs look amazing!


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