Dr. Pepper Ribs
Dr. Pepper Saint Louis Ribs
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Crock Pot or Slow Cooker
InstructionsThe night before you put them in a slow cooker you want to rub them with whatever seasoning you are using, wrap them in plastic wrap or foil and let them sit in the cooler or refridgerator. This will help the meat pick up as much of the seasoning as possible before we cook them in Dr. Pepper.
Since what we are doing is already a little weird I decided to choose some seasonings you wouldn’t normally associate with ribs. I was having a hard time deciding what seasonings to use until I remembered I had to cut the ribs in half to get them in a crockpot anyway so that made it a little easier. I wanted one that had a few different types of pepper in it so I chose the Cajun Seasoning and Rub. While I was trying to figure out the second one I was smelling some seasonings without looking what was on the label and I decided to use out Killer Chili Seasoning on the second half, I have no idea how this is going to be on ribs but we are about to find out!
Unwrap your ribs and place in the slow cooker and then cover with the Dr Pepper. Cook for 6 hours or until the internal temperature is 190-200°. Cooking it to that temperature will allow the collagen and fat to render and it will give you a rib that should be fall off the bone tender.
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@parksider Thanks for the follow up!! I was really watching the internal temperature when they were in the rolling (HOT) water and making sure to pull them right at the 165. And then right into the ice water bath.
You guys got a great job! Im pretty passionate about this kinda stuff. I enjoy it a lot and love doing R and D stuff! Keep up the fun work!
@Jonathon Yes Jonathon-it’s in your head
@mikeihuntr My only advice is to keep the water around 170F, not a rolling boil. If the casing are too tight they WILL explode then you have a really big pot of bad soup! A nice simmer is the way to go, take them out 155-160 and into a water bath. Here is a pic, we just use the turkey fryer with the basket. It makes it really easy to remove from the water and rinse. I will also recommend keeping a temp probe right in the meat you can see the wire going into the water. Good luck!!
This was a big topic of conversation because we do freeze/thaw/process/refreeze venison and pork, never an issue. As a former restaurateur and certified food handler here is what Dept of Agriculture has to say. I’ll defer to the experts:
Author: Alice Henneman, MS, RDN
The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) advises:
Once food is thawed in the refrigerator, it is safe to refreeze it without cooking, although there may be a loss of quality due to the moisture lost through thawing. After cooking raw foods which were previously frozen, it is safe to freeze the cooked foods. If previously cooked foods are thawed in the refrigerator, you may refreeze the unused portion. Freeze leftovers within 3-4 days. Do not refreeze any foods left outside the refrigerator longer than 2 hours; 1 hour in temperatures above 90 °F.
If you purchase previously frozen meat, poultry or fish at a retail store, you can refreeze if it has been handled properly, according to USDA.
DO NOT thaw meat at room temperature, such as on the kitchen counter.
Safety will depend on whether the raw product was handled properly before it was frozen, refrozen shortly after it was thawed, cooked to a safe temperature when it is eaten and handled safely if there are any leftovers.
What temperature should I pull my cured and smoked bacon out of my smokehouse?
@jonathon it is printed on the Box. I’m looking for a bag that has a evoh barrier. Does Waltons carry a four or five mm evoh High barrier bag?