Recipe: Ribs and Corn Pudding

Cooking / Eating In

As the weather warms up in NYC, I’ll probably retire my beloved slow cooker for the summer (I previously blogged about yummy slow cooker Chile Verde). However, a few unseasonably chilly weeks ago, I put together some ribs and corn pudding.  The result was sooooo good and soooo easy! Seriously, you can’t mess this up!

You will need…

BBQ Ribs
(from my blogger friend Morgan)

1 full rack of ribs
Bay leaves
1 red onion, roughly chopped
BBQ Sauce (I followed Morgan‘s suggestion and used Jack Daniel’s – yum!)
1/4 cup of water

1. Cover the bottom of the slow cooker with BBQ sauce, followed by ribs, more BBQ sauce, 4 bay leaves, chopped onion and water.

2. Cook on low for 7 hours. DUNZO! (See, I told you it was easy!)

Since the ribs were super easy, I thought I’d supplement the meal with corn pudding. I LOVED the corn pudding I had at Hill Country Barbecue, and I found a recipe that looked easy enough.

Corn Pudding
(via Circle B Kitchen)

You will need:

4 cups corn kernals (19 oz frozen, thawed, or 5 ears fresh)
4 large eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup whole milk
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter 8x8x2in glass baking dish and set aside 1/3 of the corn.

2. Blend the remaining ingredients in a food processor until almost smooth.  Stir in reserved corn and pour into prepared dish.

3. Bake pudding until brown and center is just set, about 55 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes and serve.

The ribs were literally falling off the bone and finger-lickin’ good, and the corn pudding was sweet, creamy and a perfect side dish.  This is definitely a fool-your-friends dish – it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. Give it a try!

What’s your favorite all-American side dish?

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  • Tiffany
    May 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my lord, YES. This is going to be the first meal I make once I'm off my diet. Corn pudding?! Yum.

  • Amanda
    May 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm


  • Kim
    May 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    My favorite all-American side dish has to be macaroni salad (though as I type this I'm wondering if macaroni can be considered "American"). I love corn salad! Everything looks delicious 🙂

  • San Jose Love
    May 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    those ribs look deelish

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    May 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Yum! Tweet some over please!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  • LatteLove
    May 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    this looks amazing.
    I'm very curious about the bag in the crockpot? What is that? Where you get it? I'm a big fan of anything to make a crockpot easier to clean!

  • BigAppleNosh
    May 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    @LatteLove – they are slow cooker liners, made by Reynolds! Makes cleanup a cinch!

  • Jessica
    May 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Why haven't I thought of using a liner in my crock pot?! Genius!

    And if you liked the Jack Daniel's brand sauce, try Sticky Fingers. Omnomnom, so good. 🙂

  • Try Anything Once Terri
    May 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    RIBS!! At Home! Smart. I need to get on that.

    May 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Amazing!!! Ugh I'm going on a juice cleanse on Monday and I can't eat anything good for like a week. Now you have me reconsidering my last good meal tonight. Might have to switch from Thai to ribs 🙂

  • lavenderpug
    May 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    looks finger lickin' yummerificous.

  • Kate
    May 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Oh my lord, my mouth literally dribbled. Amazing.

  • Deidre
    May 20, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Wow the corn pudding looks fantastic!

  • honey my heart
    May 20, 2011 at 3:09 am

    every time i read your blog i'm inspired by what you cook and eat. corn is one of my fave sides, and corn in the form of pudding looks just soo good! pair it with ribs and my mouth is watering. hoping to find our slow cooker and get to cooking!

  • Pete
    May 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Slow cook and tender too….love it with BBQ sauce!

  • Alice
    May 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Crockpot liners?! Where in the world have I been???

  • lobster
    May 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    looks so good! And that corn pudding so good and yet so bad (for you).

  • CupcakesOMG!
    May 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    omfg that corn pudding looks amazzzzzzzzeeeeeeeballs usa!

  • Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    May 21, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I NEED a spoonful of that corn pudding, stat.

  • Leslie Uhl
    May 21, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Ooh, I LOVE corn pudding and no one else here does, I'd have to eat it all myself, so sad…though I would have help with the ribs! It's certainly cold enough here, too. Great weekend idea, it sounds and looks deee-lish!

  • Shannon
    May 23, 2011 at 2:45 am

    i've never had corn pudding, but that looks like something i could get behind 🙂