It’s another Foodie Friday, and with Memorial Day right around corner I have a great recipe that combines two great foods with my two favorite cooking methods: the grill and the slow cooker.

What could be better than fall-off-the-bone ribs and barbecued baked beans?!

You’ll start with a dry rub for the ribs and giving them a nice char on the grill, then lay them in a slow cooker with baked beans and you have a featured meal for your BBQ or a great take-along dish to a friend’s house!

You can even kick it up with some spicy mini corn muffins.

Your shopping list is below, then watch the video to see how it’s made!

Shopping List:

  • One rack pork ribs (or more if you’re feeding a big crowd!)
  • 1 large (or three small) cans of your favorite baked beans
  • 2 bottles of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Olive oil

For the Rub:

  • Two tbsp. coarse salt
  • Two tbsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 tbp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground thyme