These crock pot country-style ribs only need 4 ingredients and a few hours of cooking to come out perfectly. Made with your favorite BBQ sauce and some bone-in pork ribs, you’re going to have a tasty dinner with very little work.
These slow cooker country-style pork ribs are a very easy and low-maintenance dinner option when you don’t want to spend a lot of time prepping or cooking. They’re great year-round and always a great option in summer when you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the stove.
I think that these are the best bone-in slow cooker country-style rubs recipe I’ve ever had and I’ll tell you why:
- It’s as easy as dumping things into the crockpot and walking away for a few hours.
- You only need 4 ingredients to start with but you can easily add in more if you want to switch it up a bit.
- After slow cooking in the crockpot all day, these ribs turn out wonderfully tender and fall off the bone good.
If that’s not enough to sell you on making crock pot country ribs for dinner, then I don’t know what is.
- Pork Ribs
- Rib Spice Rub
- Barbecue Sauce
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Crock Pot Country Style Ribs
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray to help prevent any sticking and to make it easier to clean up later.
Slice your onion into 6ths and then line the bottom of the slow cooker with the pieces. This not only helps to prevent the ribs from sticking to the pot but also helps to flavor the ribs as they cook.
Place your ribs into a crock pot and sprinkle the ribs with some spice rub. Make sure to cover them all really well so that there’s no part of meat left untouched by the rub mixture.
Place the pork ribs over the top of the onions.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and then cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the meat is nice and tender.
When finished, serve your ribs on a platter and coat the top with barbecue sauce.
Serve with some extra BBQ sauce for those who really want their ribs smothered.
- The BBQ sauce is added at the end of the cooking. This means that if desired, you can leave it off completely so that you can serve your ribs without sauce. This is a great way to allow your family or friends to choose whether or not they want sauce, by simply adding to their own portions.
- Another good tip for an easier clean up is to use crockpot liners in the crockpot. These are plastic covers made to go between the inner lining and your food so that clean up is as easy as removing the bag and giving the liner a simple rinse.
- We mention to use a spice rub mixture but don’t say which one. This is so that you have the freedom of choosing your own seasoning salt or rib rub of choice. If desired, you can make your own rib rub from scratch following this recipe.
What are country-style ribs?
Country style ribs is the term given to a specific cut of pork ribs. These ribs are usually boneless, but can sometimes come with the bones in-tact. They’re from the fatty and muscular section of the shoulder blade near the loin.
Why are my country-style ribs tough?
The one thing to note about these ribs is that thanks to the cut, they need to be cooked low and slow. If you cook your ribs too quickly or on high heat you may end up with tough ribs as a direct result.
How do you know when country-style ribs are done?
Your ribs will be finished cooking when the meat is tender and fully cooked through. This means that the internal temperature will register 170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
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- 1 Onion
- 3 Lbs Pork Ribs
- ½ Cup Rib Spice Rub
- 1 Cup Barbecue Sauce
- Spray the crock pot with cooking spray.
- Cut the onion into sixths and line the bottom of the slow cooker with the pieces.
- Put the ribs in the crock and sprinkle the rib spice rub on all sides of the ribs.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or until ribs are tender.
- When done, serve the ribs on a platter and coat with barbecue sauce.
- Serve with extra BBQ sauce and ENJOY!