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Slow Cooked Ribs Served With Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Finalist Recipe

Ribs by Patricia Freeman of Arlington, Mass.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"GMA" put out the call and hundreds of viewers e-mailed us their super slow-cooker recipes.

After thousands of votes, Patricia Freeman's Slow Cooked Ribs Served With Mashed Potatoes was one of the five finalists in Emeril's Slow-Cooker Challenge.


  • Ribs
  • 2 lbs pork ribs
  • 2 tbs molasses
  • 1 c catsup
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Cooking Directions

    Simmer ribs in boiling water for 15 minutes to release some of the fat.

    Put ribs in the Crock-Pot for 2 hours then add all the other ingredients.

    Cook for 6 more hours on low heat or 4 hours on high heat.

    Check after 4 hours to see how they are cooking. Length can vary.

    If they look a little dry, add a little catsup mixed with a little water. They should fall off the bone. Delicious.

    Boil four potatoes with two cloves garlic. Mash with 1/2 cup sour cream, 3 tbs butter, and 1/4 cup milk. Add more milk, if dry. Garnish with chives.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: pork ribs, molasses, cinnamon, garlic, soy sauce

    Course: Dinner, Main Course

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