This recipe comes from Church Suppers, a cookbook we got from my aunt. We like this recipe because it is really easy, but isn't just plain old barbecue sauce.
• 2 tsp instant minced onion
• 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 3 pounds pork loin back ribs, cut into serving size pieces
• 1 medium onion, sliced
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
In a small bowl, combine the minced onion, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and garlic powder and mix well. Rub the mixture into the ribs. Layer the ribs and sliced onion in a crock pot. Pour the water around the ribs. Cover. Cook on low 8-9 hours. Remove the ribs from the crock pot and drain and discard the liquid and onions. Return the ribs to the pot. Brush both sides of ribs with barbecue sauce and pour remaining sauce over the ribs. Cover and cook on low 1 hour.
Our Variations: We use boneless "country-style" pork ribs and (mainly for our convenience) don't do the sliced onion thing. After the ribs have cooked for 4-5 hours we will shred the pork, add the barbecue sauce, and let that cook for another hour or so.