CrockPot Barbecue Ribs

Tender flavorful ribs, made in the Crock-Pot!IMG_4754
Hey friends! In this post I’m sharing my Crock-Pot Barbecue Ribs recipe. Now I know what you’re thinking… ” Ribs in the Crock-Pot?!”.. Yes hunny- I’m taking it there!

It all started years ago when I lived in an apartment, and had no room to grill. Not that, that mattered because I had zero knowledge to grilling anyhow! I refused to let anyone know that I couldn’t grill. I simply faked it by using my slow cooker and a few ingredients that give a misleading grilled taste.


One of the ingredients I use for my Crock-Pot barbecue ribs, is root beer. I know it sounds funny, but just trust me on this! The root beer is not going to make the ribs taste like ” soda”, it’s going to add that nice sweet brown sugar taste, and it also adds a little color to the ribs. My second secret ingredient is liquid smoke. It’s a must!! This ingredient is going to give the ribs the smoked flavor that the grill would have. I personally love hickory liquid smoke, but you can use a different flavor if you choose.

Here are a few tips 

  • If you need to buy liquid smoke, it  can be found in the seasoning isle at any big chain store ( Walmart, Target, Safeway, etc).
  • If you’re not a fan of root beer, you can substitute it with Dr. Pepper.
  • You can jazz this recipe up buy adding onion, garlic, and etc if you choose.
  • Use a smokey flavored barbecue sauce.
  • You can use any slow cooker, such as a Hamilton Beach or etc.
  • You can use beef or pork ribs


Watch my video for visual instructions! Let’s get to cooking!


CrockPot Barbecue Ribs


5 lbs pork or beef ribs

2 tbsp of your favorite barbecue seasoning, or seasoning salt

1 liter of root beer soda

3 cups water

2 tbsp liquid smoke, hickory

1- 1 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Remove the membrane from the ribs, and cut off any excess fat.
  2. Season each side of the ribs with the barbecue seasoning or seasoning salt.
  3. Roll the ribs up, jelly roll style, then place them into your slow cooker.
  4. Pour in the root beer, then the water, then pour in the liquid smoke.
  5. Set the slow cooker on high for 4 hours.
  6. After four hours, carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker.
  7. Place the ribs on an foil lined cookie sheet.
  8. Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce, then place in the oven UNCOVERED on broil.
  9. Broil each side twice for three minutes, or until you reached the desired the appearance for your ribs.
  10. Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Jerk Marinade

IMG_2936Since I shared my Jamaican Beef Patties recipe, people have been pouring in the request. I’m sure you know what the most popular request was right? Jerk Chicken. Everyone seems to be stuck on jerk. In this post I really wanted to focus on how to make your own authentic jerk marinade. Once you get this Homemade Jerk Marinade down, you can make your own jerk chicken, pork, or even beef.

Here is a super easy recipe for MY homemade jerk marinade. All of these ingredients can be found at any grocery store! I replace the scotch pepper with easy to find habanero  peppers. I also add jalapeno peppers to my marinade. If you are not a fan of spicy food you may want to leave the hot peppers out. If you still want a mild jerk marinade, just use the jalapeno, and leave the habanero peppers out.

Check out the recipe

The Homemade Jerk Marinade


1 cup 100% pineapple juice

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

3 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp lime zest

3 small habenro peppers

1 large jalapeno peper

4 small sweet peppers

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp allspice seasoning

1 medium sized onion

1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Puree all of the ingredients together!
  2. Marinate chicken, beef, or pork for a minimum of 4 hours for BEST results.

Rosie’s Smothered Pork Chops

Tender Pork chops Smothered with onions,peppers, and mushroom!


Hi friends! In this post I’m making my version of smothered pork chops! I always have pork chops in my freezer. They’re easy to prepare, you can serve them many ways, and best of all they are always on sale at my local eat market. I have a couple pork chop recipes posted already, but I made these smothered pork chops the other day, and I definitely wanted to share the recipe with you all.

These smothered pork chops were simply amazing! The were super tender, extremely juicy, and they were packed with flavor. The amazing thing is, I didn’t add any salt! I used on 1 tbsp of oil in this entire dish, and I used plenty of vegetables .


In this recipe I used a bunch of mini sweet peppers, because they were cheaper than the other bell peppers at my market. You can definitely use regular bell peppers instead of the mini peppers. As far as onion, I prefer yellow onions, but if you have another preference be sure to use that.

Also, I used my roaster pan to bake these pork chops. If you do not have a roaster pan, substitute it with a bake dish. If your bake dish does not have a cover, use aluminum foil to cover the pork chops while baking.

Don’t eat pork? Use chicken!


Check out these pictures of my finished pork chops



Try the recipe out for yourself, and be sure to leave me a comment down below.

Rosie’s Smothered Pork Chops


2 lbs thin pork chops

2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning

1 tbsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Onion Powder

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 medium sized onion, chopped

2 large bell peppers, chopped

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

1/3 cup green onion, chopped

11 oz can of cream of chicken, mushroom, or celery soup.

1/2 cup water

*Nonstick spray


  1. Season each side of the pork chops with the Mrs. Dash Seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  2. Spray a pan with non stick spray then place the pan over medium high heat.
  3. Place the pork chops into the pan, and brown each side. Once browned, place the pork chops in a Roast dish.
  4. In the same pan, pour in the vegetable oil.
  5. Add all of the chopped vegetables into the pan, and fry them until the start to soften.
  6. Add the vegetables into the roast dish along with the pork chops.
  7. In a small pot combine the cream of chicken, mushroom, or celery soup along with 1/2 cup of water. Mix, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Pour the soup over the chops and vegetables, then cover the roast dish.
  9. Bake in the oven on 375 F, for 50 minutes.
  10. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  11. Enjoy!

Lemon Garlic Pork Chops

Moist citrus infused pork chops!

Hey folks. It’s time for some pork chops recipe. I honestly don’t think I shared a pork chop recipe since my fried pork chops, which was years ago!

Southern Syle Fried Pork Chops Recipe

In this post I’m sharing my Lemon Garlic Pork Chops. These pork chops are baked and broiled and need very few ingredients. You can use boneless or bone in pork chops, it doesn’t matter. This is a salt free recipe, meaning you won’t need any salt ( keep in mine this is pork, and pork is naturally high in sodium). In a replacement of salt, we’re using lemons!

I’m getting into the habit of using more fresh ingredients, such as vegetables and fruits to season many of my dishes. Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be doing this for ALL of my upcoming recipes, but I will definitely be doing this a lot in the future.


I baked these pork chops uncovered, and they were still juicy as ever! The lemon juice really added a lot of zest.  I wasn’t tempted to add any salt, or additional seasoning once I plated these pork chops.

I simply serve my lemon garlic pork chops along with rice, and peas.




Lemon Garlic Pork Chops


1 lb pork chops

3 tbsp olive oil

1 medium sized yellow onion, sliced

1 medium sized lemon, sliced

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tsp basil flakes

1 tsp parsley flakes ( optional)

1 tsp paprika (optional)


  1. Drizzle 2 tbsp of olive oil all over the pork chops.
  2. Season the pork chops with the garlic, basil flakes, and pepper.
  3. Place the meat, onions, and lemon into a bag, or dish and refrigerate for 30- 45 minutes.
  4. Next, drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil into the bottom of a bake dish.
  5. Place the pork chops into the bake dish, and top with the onions and lemons.
  6. Sprinkle the parsley flakes and paprika on top of the chops.
  7. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes on 375 F.
  8. After the 20 minutes, turn your oven on broil and broil for 4 minutes.
  9. Be sure to turn the chops while broiling
  10. Serve immediately