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Old 02-08-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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What liquid to use for slow cooking ribs?

Hi all,

Have had the (beef) ribs marinating all night, time to plop them in the slowcooker.

It just occurred to me that I have no idea what liquid to cook em in.

Ideas?

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Old 02-08-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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If I understand what you are asking, you don't want to cook them in any liquid in the slow cooker. If you have a water pan I normally put apple juice in mine or you can just use water. In this instance water sounds like the preferred liquid.
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If I understand what you are asking, you don't want to cook them in any liquid in the slow cooker. If you have a water pan I normally put apple juice in mine or you can just use water. In this instance water sounds like the preferred liquid.

hahah! It actually never occurred to me that you could cook things in slowcooker without a liquid.

(this is my 2nd time using a slowcooker)
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I would just use the marinade as the liquid, that's how I do it. I think it's personal preference. I've never tried doing it without additional liquid, but I'd like to try and see the difference compared to how I've been doing it.
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OK - you mentioned ribs and said "slow cooker" - - truthfully my mind went to "smoker which cooks low and slow". My bad!!!! I agree with using the marinade.
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OK - you mentioned ribs and said "slow cooker" - - truthfully my mind went to "smoker which cooks low and slow". My bad!!!! I agree with using the marinade.
oooo - lol!

No worries! :)
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You say ribs - - I think smoker! LOL

I'd also say a beef broth, watered down, would work nicely! What was your marinade?
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You say ribs - - I think smoker! LOL

I'd also say a beef broth, watered down, would work nicely! What was your marinade?
Heh - I was afraid somebody was gonna ask me that.

I recall that it involved a lot of soy sauce, lemons, orange juice (ran out of lemons) and garlic. EDIT: Oh, and a fair bit of water too. And there was sugar involved.

It would have had ginger, had I been able to get my hands on any. :(

Just a mash-up of several things I found on the web - we'll see how it goes.
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Even just a little liquid will be fine as the ribs will give off some grease/liquid. A slow cooker steams so things don't have to be completely covered. Maybe one time in the middle of the cooking time you can rotate ribs from bottom to top.
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Even just a little liquid will be fine as the ribs will give off some grease/liquid. A slow cooker steams so things don't have to be completely covered. Maybe one time in the middle of the cooking time you can rotate ribs from bottom to top.
Hmm... Maybe I should take some of the liquid *out* then. I have lots - had to make lots in order to cover them marinating. They're pretty much covered with liquid in the crockpot now.
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