These slow cooker country ribs are tender and easy to make. Made with boneless country-style ribs, brown sugar, onion, liquid smoke, and BBQ sauce for the ultimate southern dish.
If you are a BBQ fan, then you are going to enjoy this recipe. Pair it with your favorite side and rolls and you’ll have the ultimate feast.
I love to use our grill year-round. Expect for those hot Texas August nights or the rare occasion it’s too cold to grill in the winter.
That’s when I pull out my trusty slow cooker and make these tasty country-style ribs. You can get that smoky, tender barbecue flavor without having to fire up the grill. Plus this one-pot dish makes for easy clean-up.
Plus I can easily put it together in the morning before the craziness of the day begins and come home to a cooked dinner. It makes me feel like I didn’t even have to cook dinner…now if we could figure out how not to have dishes at the end of the day!
How to make slow cooker country style ribs
2-3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
2 tbsp liquid smoke
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp chili powder, optional
Either start by spraying your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or add a liner for easy cleanup. Then place ribs at the bottom of the slow cooker.
Add in the liquid smoke on top of the ribs. Remember that a little bit of liquid smoke goes a long way!
Sprinkle on the brown sugar, chopped onions, salt & pepper, and pour barbecue sauce on top.
If you want a little more spice on your ribs, then add in the chili powder and jalapeño.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
If you are in a hurry, you can cook on high at a cook time of 4-5 hours.
- 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
- 2 tbsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp chili powder, optional
- Place ribs at the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Add in the liquid smoke on top of the ribs. Remember that a little bit of liquid smoke goes a long way!
- Sprinkle on the brown sugar, chopped onions, salt & pepper, and pour barbecue sauce on top.
- If you want a little more spice on your ribs, then add in the chili powder and jalapeño.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 41g
If you are wanting a fall of the bone ribs recipe, then look no further. Of course, you can always make the recipe with bone-in ribs if that’s what you have.
This is the best and easy recipe for boneless ribs. Not only does it save you a lot of time, but it is a delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy.
One of the best ways to make dinner time more peaceful and enjoyable with the family is to cook something that they won’t complain about having to eat! I don’t think kids understand how frustrating it is to cook a meal, only to have them say it’s not their favorite. So save the annoyance and make this for dinner tonight.
What to serve with country-style pork ribs
You can’t serve barbecue without bread! These cheddar cheese biscuits go great with this recipe. You can also serve ribs with favorite sides such as macaroni pasta salad recipe or parmesan green beans. But my favorite is homemade scallop potatoes!
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs FAQ
What size slow cooker should I use?
I used my 6-quart oval CrockPot for this recipe. But a 3.5-quart slow cooker would work as well.
Can I use beef ribs?
Yes! You can use any cut of ribs that you want. I use these because they are tender, fall apart when you cut into them, and do less work than bone-in ribs.
Have leftover slow cooker barbecue ribs?
Don’t throw away those leftovers. Get creative and make other recipes using the leftover such as:
Hawaiian BBQ Tacos – Throw the slow cooker ribs on tortillas and top with pineapples, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.
Pork Tacos – Spread a layer of chips, tops with rib meat, cheese, beans, pico de Gallo, and roast in the oven until cheese is melted.