Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


2 cups baby carrots
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided
4 lbs country-style pork ribs
1 can stewed tomatoes, do not drain
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cornstarch
Hot rice for serving, optional

Combine carrots, onion, bell peppers, garlic and 2 teaspoons of the Cajun seasoning in a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker; mix well.

Trim any excess fat from ribs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning over the ribs and add to the cooker. Pour tomatoes with their juice over the ribs.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 6 to 8 hours until ribs are tender.

Remove meat and veggies from the cooker to a serving platter.

Allow juices in cooker to set for 5 minutes for the fat to rise; skim off fat.

Blend the water, cornstarch, and remaining Cajun seasoning in a small bowl until smooth; stir into the liquid in cooker. Cook, without lid, on high for 15-30 minutes until sauce is thickened.

Return meat and veggies to the cooker and stir carefully to coat with the liquid.

Serve over hot rice, if desired.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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