Make This Jamaican Me Crazy BBQ Rib Recipe!

With a sweet and spicy sauce, this BBQ rib recipe is a hit!  

You’ll need just 10 minutes to get this BBQ rib recipe into the crock pot for slow all-day cooking.  The end result is sweet and spicy “Jamaican-Style” ribs that fall off of the bone.  Tender….Juicy…What could be better?  This is a great recipe for any time of year.  Serve it in the summer with potato salad on the patio or in the fall and winter with hearty baked beans and a baked potato bar.  

Jamaican Me Crazy Ribs


Jamaican Me Crazy BBQ Rib Recipe
Serves: 5
  • 2 racks of pork ribs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
  • 2 bottles Kraft Honey BBQ Sauce ( 18 oz. each)
  • 4 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  1. Cut the ribs into serving size pieces. ( I use kitchen scissors)
  2. Drizzle with oil and rub with the jerk seasoning.
  3. Place ribs in 5 or 6 quart slow cooker.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the ribs.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender.

Jamaican Me Crazy Rib Ingredients

Use kitchen scissors to cut the ribs into serving size pieces.

Cut Ribs With Scissors


Drizzle with olive oil and rub with the jerk seasoning.

Coat Ribs With Olive Oil and Jerk Seasoning

Place in a 5 or 6 quart crock pot.  Combine the remaining ingredients for the sauce.  I like to use Kraft Honey BBQ Sauce for this recipe.  It gives just the right amount of sweetness combined with the spicy Jerk Seasoning.  McCormick makes a great Caribbean Jerk Seasoning.

Pour the sauce over the ribs.

Pour Sauce Over Ribs

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender.


Serve Ribs with Wine

If you like Pulled Pork, be sure to try my Prize-Winning Pulled Pork Recipe!

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

Crock Pot Recipe for Vegetables …Easy!

Looking For an Easy Crock Pot Recipe for Vegetables ???

Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables

I love oven roasted vegetables and now I’m going to show you how to make an easy crockpot recipe for roasted vegetables.  The secret ingredient is one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix.  

Here is the Crockpot Recipe for Roasted Vegetables

Crock Pot Roasted Veggies
  • 6 cups fresh vegetables ( broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, etc)
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Spray the crock pot with cooking spray. (I used my 2 quart insert)
  2. Wash and trim the vegetables and put them into the crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle with the dry ranch salad dressing mix
  4. sprinkle with the water.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 2½ to 3 hours.

You can watch my Video Tutorial for this easy crockpot recipe here:


Here are the ingredients for this easy crockpot recipe…Only 2 main ingredients…Easy!

Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables Ingredients


You can use any combination of fresh vegetables that you like.I like the combination of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower.  

Fresh Vegetables for Crock Pot Roasted Vegetables

Add all of the vegetables to the crock pot.  Sprinkle with the dry mix.  Sprinkle the water over all.  Stir, cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

There are many advantages of crockpot cooking.

  1. Crockpot cooking is convenient!  Crockpot recipes allow you to throw everything in the crockpot in the morning and come home to a delicious home cooked meal in the evening.
  2. A crockpot does not heat up the kitchen the way the oven does and that is especially important during the hot summer months.
  3. Crockpots are portable so they are great to take to potlucks and parties.  Just plug the crockpot in when you get there and it will keep the food warm for hours!

What would be your favorite vegetables for this easy crockpot recipe?  Share your ideas in the comments section below. 

Be Sure to Try These Other Make Life Special Crockpot Recipes!

Vickie’s Mom’s Sunday Pot Roast Dinner

Cooker Chops – Great for Easy Entertaining!

Vickie’s Italian Beef Recipe

Remember, “Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”



Video: Crock Pot Roasted Veggies

Crock Pot Roasted Veggies are quick, easy and healthy!

Crock Pot Green Beans Easy Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Green Beans in Bowl 1


Are you looking for ideas for side dishes?   How about some easy crock pot recipes?  This recipe cooks on low all day in  the crock pot and it is full of  home style goodness.

Every cook needs some easy crock pot recipes for those busy days we all have!  This Crock Pot Green Bean recipe will round out any meal and your crock pot does all of the work!  Not only does the crock pot do all of the work, but this recipe only has 5 main ingredients ( potatoes, fresh green beans, onion, ham cubes and chicken broth) so it’s quick and easy to assemble and economical to make.

We are heading into fresh green bean season which means the grocery store and framers markets will have an abundance of them.  My local grocery store carries fresh green beans all year long so I try to cook fresh green at least once a week.  Easy crock pot recipes like this allow even the busiest person to cook wholesome and nutritious foods.  

Crock Pot Green Beans
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Serves: 8
  • 8 small red potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 16 oz fresh green beans, washed and snapped
  • 1 large onion, cut into eight wedges
  • 16 oz fully cooked ham cubes
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  1. Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

Crock Pot Green Beans Ingredients


Clean the green beans and snip the ends.  Note:  Check out my Success Secret for How to Quickly Snip Fresh Green Beans.

Snip Green Beans\

Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low for 8 to 10  hours.

Add Potatoes to Crock Pot

Add Green Beans to Crock Pot

Add Ham to Crock Pot

Add Broth


Remember, ” Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

Crock Pot Green Beans in Bowl 

Tender chunks of ham, chopped onion and fresh green beans cooked to perfection!

Let’s Make Chunky Beef Stew in The Crock Pot!

Savory Chunky Beef Stew for a Winter’s Night!

Provencal Beef Stew in Bread Bowl

My Chunky Beef Stew goes together in a snap and your crock pot does the rest of the work!  This stew is full of hearty beef chunks, bacon, potatoes, baby carrots, whole pearl onions and mushrooms and cooks up in a tomato and brown gravy sauce.  This is sure to warm you up on a cold winter day!  

Homemade Bread Bowls!

Here, I’ve served Chunky Beef Stew in my “Homemade” Bread Bowls that are made with frozen bread dough.  Check out that recipe too!

Chunky Beef Stew Recipe:

Chunky Beef Stew in the Crock Pot
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Serves: 8
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 4 bacon slices, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 2 12 oz jars brown gravy
  • 14.5 oz can diced peeled tomatoes with the juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh whole baby carrots
  • 8 new red potatoes, quartered
  • 10 oz bag pearl onions OR 2 small onions, cut into eights
  • 8 oz whole fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup red wine ( optional - but I always add it)
  1. In medium skillet, cook the bacon ( I use kitchen scissors to cut it up quickly) and the beef stew meat until browned. Do not drain.
  2. Combine the beef stew meat, bacon and liquid in the crock pot along with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Ingredients..( The only thing I added was the optional 1 cup of red wine because I really like the depth of flavor the wine adds to this stew)

Provencal Beef Stew Ingredients

Success Secret:  Use kitchen scissors to easily cut the meat into pieces!

Use kitchen scissors to cut the bacon into pieces and then brown the bacon and stew meat in a skillet.

Provencal Beef Stew Cut Bacon with Kitchen Scissors

Add the browned meat along with the liquid from the skillet to a sprayed crock pot and add the remaining ingredients.  Note:  If you are using the pearl onions, boil them separately for about 3 minutes, cut off the ends and the skins should slide right off.  The other option is to use 2 small onions and cut them into eights , however I really like the look of the pearl onions best.

Adding Carrots to Provencal Beef Stew

Adding Tomatoes to Provencal Beef Stew

Adding Beef and Bacon to Provencal Beef Stew

Now just set the crock pot on low and let it simmer away for 8 to 10 hours.  You won’t believe the aroma that will fill your kitchen as this stew cooks!  If you don’t have 8 to 10 hours to let this cook on low…no worries!  You can let it cook on high for 3 hours and then turn it to low for another 3 hours and that will work just fine.  

Here you see the finished beef stew in the crock pot…

Provencal Beef Stew in Crockpot  

I made my EASY “Homemade” Bread Bowls to serve this stew in.   


Try this crock pot recipe too!

Vickie’s Mom’s Sunday Pot Roast Dinner



Remember….Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

Crock Pot Seasoning Mix: Hearty Beef Stew

Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes are new in grocery stores and they are a great time saver for busy cooks.  There are currently three mixes available:

These were recently featured in Family Circle Magazine as a “Big Hit”….and I agree!

I reviewed the BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning mix under a separate post:  BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix Review .  I really loved the BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix and was just as pleased with the Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix.  The mix produced a stew with a deep and hearty flavor that simmered in the crock pot all day.

I followed the directions on the packet for the beef stew.  It only took a few minutes to assemble the stew and then the crock pot did the rest of the work!

The stew cooked on low for 8 hours and the flavor was really amazing!  If you are in a hurry, you can cook it on high for only 4 hours. 

In addition to beef stew, this seasoning packet can be used to make several other recipes in the crock pot.  The Crock Pot Seasoning Mix  website has several delicious recipes I want to try.  I want to make the Beef Burgundy next — it looks so easy and good!

    I also want to try the Slow Cooked Pepper Steak recipe.    

I love the versatility of the Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes.  The Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix can be used to make beef stew or a variety of other great dishes such as the two I’ve shown above. 

My next review will be on the Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix.  I have decided to make Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Smashed Potatoes with the Savory Pot Roast Seasoning Mix.  This recipe is on the Crock Pot Seasoning Mix website. 

I received a packet of the Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning Mix for this review.  No compensation was received.  These are my honest and true opinions.  


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