Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs

Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs

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Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs is a delicious recipe when you need something easy for dinner. Just put them in the slow-cooker and enjoy delicious, tender, fall-apart ribs for dinner. Easy peasy, and oh so yummy!

Country Style Ribs are Fall Apart Tender When Cooked in Slow Cooker

(Post modified with new photos on 5/26/23.)

Country Style Pork Ribs are great for grilling, but they also work well for this recipe. When shopping, look for boneless ribs, and the meatiest ribs available. If they have a lot of fat on them, you can trim some of it off–but not all! You want some fat remaining so that the ribs will cook up nice and juicy and full of flavor.

I love ribs, whether slow-cooked, smoked, or baked in oven and finished on the grill. When it comes to barbecue sauce, my go-to brand is Sweet Baby Rays. This recipe uses this barbecue sauce along with ketchup and other ingredients to make a delicious homemade sauce.

 

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Ingredients for Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • Country Style Pork Ribs (with bone or boneless)
  • olive oil
  • ketchup
  • barbecue sauce (we like Sweet Baby Rays)
  • brown sugar
  • red wine vinegar
  • garlic
  • dried minced onion
  • yellow mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • dried oregano
  • parsley
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for this Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. You’ll need a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker for this recipe.

Mince the garlic using a knife and cutting board.

 

Sear the Ribs

Sear the Ribs in a Skillet to Brown

Begin by heating a large skillet on medium high heat with olive oil. Sear the ribs on all sides to get a nice golden brown crust.

While searing the ribs on a hot skillet in oil is not absolutely necessary, it certainly gives the ribs a nice start on the cook, as well as searing in all those wonderful juices. I also like that it gives the ribs a nice brown coat when you serve. 

Place the seared ribs in a large slow cooker.

 

Prepare the Barbecue Sauce

Prepare the Homemade Barbecue Sauce

In a medium bowl, prepare the barbecue sauce. Mix together the ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar, minced garlic, dry minced onion, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano and parsley.

Pour Sauce over the Ribs in Layers

Pour the sauce over the ribs in layers. Do this for best coverage of the sauce. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Layer the Sauce over the Ribs and Cook on Low for 6-8 Hours

Place the lid on the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours until the meat is tender and falls apart when picked up.

If you don’t have 6-8 hours for cooking, you may speed the process by cooking on high for 2 hours, and then finishing off on slow for another 2-3 hours. However, a long slow cook will give you the best results.

Transfer cooked ribs to a pretty platter for serving.

Reheat Ribs in a Oval Baker in Oven

If you’d prefer to make this dish ahead, you may do so 2-3 days ahead, storing meat in the refrigerator. To reheat, place ribs and sauce in a oval baker and cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until ribs are hot and sauce is bubbly.

Serve Country Style Ribs with Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole

I like to pair Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs with a Spinach Salad, Yummy Baked Beans or a cheesy side dish such as Microwave Scalloped Potatoes or Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole.

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Slow-Cooked Country Style Ribs

Here's a delicious recipe to make when you need something easy. Just put it in the slow-cooker and enjoy delicious, tender, fall-apart ribs for dinner. Serve with Microwave Scalloped Potatoes or Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue, Crock-Pot Recipes, Pork
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Stainless Skillet
Slow Cooker
Glass Measuring Cups
Oval Bakers

Ingredients 
 

  • 3 1/2 pounds Country Style Pork Ribs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (we like Sweet Baby Rays)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 whole garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. You’ll need a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker for this recipe.
  • Mince the garlic using a knife and cutting board.

Sear the Ribs

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sear ribs in hot oil on both sides until a golden brown crust appears.
  • Place ribs in a large slow cooker.

Prepare the Barbecue Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar, minced garlic, dry minced onion, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano and parsley.
  • Pour the sauce over the ribs in layers. Do this for best coverage of the sauce. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Place lid on slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours until meat is tender and falls apart when picked up. Serves 4-6

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1139mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg
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