Pork Ribs Recipe ... "Play with your Food" recipe!

Although Mutti used to cook this on the stove, I like using my way how to cook ribs much better. I use a slow cooker as I find it so easy to get it ready in the morning, set it, and leave it. 

Prep Time

10 minutes

Slow Cook Time

8 hours

Total Time

8 hrs + 10 min


Makes 4 servings


  • 1 rack of pork ribs cut into 2-rib sections
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • mashed potatoes (enough for 4 servings)


  1. Place ribs into slow cooker.
  2. Add water until ribs are almost covered.
  3. Add bay leaves and about 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours or until meat is tender.
  5. Remove bay leaves and re-season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve within a bed of mashed potatoes on each plate.


  • Serve the ribs in a 'lake' of broth  contained within the mashed potato 'dikes/walls'.
  • Eat the meat off the bones, the broth, and the mashed potatoes being careful not to let the broth 'break' through the potato dikes.
  • The winner is the one who can eat the most without letting the broth leak out!

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