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Lazy Man's Ribs

 Lazy Man's Ribs
I'll have to admit these ribs are finger-lickin' good and fall-off-the-bone tender! I've made them for a lot of my buddies—including my preacher—and some have even suggested that I try bottling my sauce and selling it to the public! —Allan Stackhouse Jr., Jennings, Louisiana
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours


  • 2-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into eight pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • Dash salt
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • Rub ribs with Cajun seasoning. Layer ribs and onion in a 5-qt. slow
  • cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, orange
  • juice, vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce,
  • mustard, paprika, garlic powder, Liquid Smoke if desired and salt.
  • Pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is
  • tender.
  • Remove ribs and keep warm. Strain cooking juices and skim fat;

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Directions (continued)

  • transfer to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until
  • smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Serve with ribs. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 753 calories, 39 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 1,335 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein.