Rockin’ Crock Ribs

I LOVE ribs. I could eat them every day if it wasn’t so expensive! A full rack lasts 3-4 meals for me, but at $13/rack, it’s a lot. And, if JI and/or Squeaks ever decide they want to eat ribs, it’ll be even more. So instead, ribs are a once a month treat. Usually I only make them during the summer, so I can put them on the grill. I was so hungry for ribs the other day that I decided to try something new, and damn, it worked perfectly. I’m pretty proud of myself!

wpid-collage_20151023132541256_20151023132654153.jpgStep one: Put the ribs in the crock pot. I had to fold mine in half.

Step two: Season liberally with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, cayenne, and red pepper flakes.

Step three: Pour in two cans of cranberry pop – I used Diet Cranberry Sierra Mist!

Step four: Cook on low for 6 hours.

Step five: Transfer to sheet pan, carefully. They *may* fall apart.

Step six: Baste with BBQ sauce of your choice – I used Sweet Baby Ray’s!

Step seven: Cook at 400F for one hour. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.

Step eight: ENJOY!

Homemade Gyros

I love Greek food. All of it. I have often wondered if I could somehow get one of those vertical rotisseries and giant hunks of lamb for my house. I love it!

A friend of mine brought some Greek dip to a party we had recently. It reminded me of Tzatsiki sauce, so I used the leftovers to make gyros. So, without further ado…

Homemade Gyros (serves one)

  • 4 slices Steak’umms
  • 2 soft taco size tortillas or 2 small pitas
  • Lettuce/tomato
  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Greek dip/sauce (see below)

Place your frozen Steak’umms in a hot non-stick pan.

Sprinkle with oregano, dill, garlic, and salt.

Shred the meat using a non-metal spatula.

Flip, continue cooking until completely done.

Spread the Greek dip/sauce on your tortillas

Top with meat, lettuce, and tomato.

Roll up and Enjoy!

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Greek dip/sauce

  • 2 boxes cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cucumber finely diced
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Milk

Combine all ingredients except milk.

Add milk to make the dip the thickness that you want. For the gyros, I had it at a yoghurt consistency.