I really do like to eat – but I really don’t like to cook. Yesterday I decided to try out a couple of recipes that I had seen on Facebook. Don’t worry – this isn’t going to turn into a food blog, since I won’t do this often, but I thought you might enjoy and maybe even try these.
I couldn’t find the recipe on cooking ribs in a crock pot using Dr Pepper, but I had no problem finding several online – so I took what I liked from each and did my own thing. Of course, what I chose involved the least amount of work on my part.
The pineapple angel food cake had been saved on my facebook page, so that was easy to find.
We’ll start with the ribs. I bought a package of ribs – think it might have been around 5 lbs, but really didn’t look at the weight – it was a nice big package. I put it in the crock pot, cutting the longer pieces and then poured in a 710 ml bottle of Dr Pepper.
Then, I added enough water to completely cover the ribs.
I put the Crock Pot on low and walked away for 8 hours. Actually, I came back after 4 hours, since that is when I took the 2nd picture. After 8 hours, I took the ribs out and drained the Dr Pepper from the crock pot.
I brushed the ribs with sauce and put them back in the crock pot for another hour.
I forgot to take a picture when they were finished, but luckily, there are leftovers so I got a picture of those.
They were very yummy. So tender that they fell off the bones and very tasty.
While the ribs were cooking, I made a wonderful pineapple angel food cake. It only required 2 ingredients, which is what I like (just about the same number as required by the ribs – Dr Pepper, BBQ sauce + the ribs).
This is all you need. An angel food mix and a can of pineapple. The recipe called for crushed pineapple, but all I could find was pineapple tidbits – so that is what I used. I put the cake mix in a bowl and added the pineapple and the juice, stirred it up just until they were completely mixed.
I made a little change in the next step because I had tried this cake once before and I believe the 9×13 sized pan was used. The pieces came out quite skinny – although it was still very tasty. I decided to use a 9×9 corning ware casserole dish instead (although it might be 8×8 – I didn’t measure it).
It then went into the oven at 350 for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, it looked wonderful, but had gone way over the top of the dish. Some had landed on the bottom of the oven, which means its time to clean the oven.
I should have left it in the oven a little longer since it was a deeper batter than it would have been in a larger pan, so some of it was not completely cooked – but it was delicious anyway – it is almost like a pudding in a cake. Next time I will either use a larger pan or divide it into 2 pans or bake it longer. Only time will tell which option I will take, but I’m sure it will be the easiest of those choices.
If you try either of these, please let me know how they turn out for you. 🙂