Smoky and Tender Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs

Once you experience the magic of cooking ribs in your crock pot, you’ll never go back to your old methods. Our Crock Pot Pork Ribs Recipe is so simple to make, yet it will have your guests convinced that you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen all day long.

Country Style Pork Ribs

Discover the Delight of Country Style Pork Ribs

When it comes to country-style pork ribs, it’s important to note that they don’t actually come from the rib area of a pig. Surprisingly, these ribs are cut from the shoulder area. Don’t worry, though; they still pack an incredible amount of flavor.

Pork Shoulder Blade

Ingredients for a Mouthwatering Meal

To create these delectable country-style pork ribs, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Country Style Bone-In Pork Ribs
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt (or kosher salt)
  • Black Pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce

For the complete recipe and detailed ingredient measurements, please visit our Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ website.

Customize Your Culinary Creation

While our recipe is irresistible on its own, feel free to add your own personal touch. Consider these flavorful additions and substitutions:

  • Liquid Smoke: Enhance the smoky flavor by adding some liquid smoke.
  • Extra Seasonings: Sprinkle in some garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Onions: Slice up an onion and add it to the slow cooker at the beginning of the cooking process.
  • Change the Meat: Feel free to use pork chops or a pork roast instead of ribs. You can even make mouthwatering pulled pork using this recipe. Boneless ribs work well too—just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
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Easy Steps for Success

Follow these simple steps to achieve ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender:

Step 1 – Place the country style pork ribs in your trusty crock pot.

Step 2 – Combine all the other ingredients and pour them over the ribs. The sauce is so delicious that you won’t even miss the BBQ sauce.

Step 3 – Cover and cook the ribs in the slow cooker for 8-10 hours. This slow cooking method ensures the ultimate tenderness.

Step 4 – Once the ribs have been slow cooked, transfer them to a baking sheet. Broil the ribs for 5-10 minutes to caramelize the sauce. Alternatively, you can grill them for an extra touch of smoky flavor.

Step 5 – Season with salt and pepper, and serve alongside your favorite side dishes.

Tips for the Perfect Ribs

Achieve rib perfection with these expert tips:

  • Homemade Barbecue Sauce: We recommend making our Homemade BBQ Sauce for the best flavor and ingredient control.
  • Cooking Ribs: For optimum tenderness and flavor, cook the ribs on low. This slow cooking process tenderizes the meat to perfection.
  • Cooking Spray: If you’re worried about the ribs sticking, give your slow cooker a quick spray of cooking spray before adding the ingredients.
  • Instant Pot Option: If you prefer, these ribs can also be made in the Instant Pot. Follow the same steps, but cook the ribs for about 15 minutes on high pressure, followed by a natural release for 10 minutes. Finish them off in the oven or on the grill to achieve that delightful caramelized texture.
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Country Style vs. Spare Ribs

Country style pork ribs are cut from the shoulder of the hog, as well as the very end of the pork loin. These ribs have a flavor profile similar to pork chops.

On the other hand, spare ribs come from the rib section of the hog and have a slightly different taste. Both types of ribs work wonderfully in this recipe. If you prefer spare ribs, feel free to make the substitution.

Slow Cooking for Sensational Flavor

To achieve the best results, we recommend slow cooking the country style ribs in your crock pot for 8-10 hours on low. However, if you’re pressed for time, you can cook them on high for approximately 6-8 hours. Adjust the cooking time depending on the number of ribs you’re preparing.

Serving Suggestions

These country style ribs are a fantastic addition to your next family BBQ or a delightful weeknight meal. Consider pairing them with easy side dishes to create a complete dining experience. We highly recommend our CrockPot Mashed Potatoes Recipe and our Boiling Corn on the Cob Recipe.

For additional options, try our Quick & Easy Baked Beans or our Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe. If you’re using boneless country style pork ribs, our Traditional Potato Salad Recipe makes the perfect side dish. And don’t forget to try our mouthwatering Homemade Cornbread Recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

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More Slow Cooker Delights

If you’re a fan of slow cooker recipes, we have plenty more to offer. Check out these favorites:

  • Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Recipe
  • The Best Crock Pot Pork Roast
  • Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops
  • Crockpot Teriyaki Pork Chops Recipe
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