When BD and I moved last fall, we got rid of our old grill. We got the grill as a wedding gift, so it was old and seen better days - especially since it got damaged when the neighbor's tree fell in Feb 2010.
Anyway, we haven't replaced the grill yet, which kind of put a damper on my plan to have BBQ grilled chicken for Memorial Day. So I went scouring around for another idea and decided to try ribs in the slow cooker.
I don't do well with large chunks of meat, so BD was in charge of this endeavor. First he made a dry rub for the ribs out of salt, pepper, chili powder, and brown sugar.
He rubbed that into the ribs; there was also yellow onion rings under the meat in the bottom of the slow cooker.
The liquid sauce was chili sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic, and Tobasco (and perhaps some other things that I am forgetting).
The meat cooked on low for 8 hours and fell right off the bone it was so tender. We also had baked beans, mac & cheese, and rolls. All-in-all a non-grilled Memorial Day success!