Smoky Apple Butter Ribs

Smoky Apple Butter Ribs

3 pounds pork boneless country style ribs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup apple butter
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 cloves garlic finely chopped

Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker. Cover with onion slices. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over ribs and onion. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Remove ribs to warm platter; keep warm. Strain juices. Pour juices from slow cooker into 1 quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 5 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Serve sauce with ribs. Makes 4 servings.

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