You’ll only 3 ingredients to make these tender Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs. They’re perfectly saucy and delicious, and couldn’t be easier to throw together!
I grew up eating these pork ribs, but I had never attempted to make them until a few weeks ago.
I couldn’t believe how easy the recipe is!
I know these Crock Pot country style pork ribs are soon to become a new favorite for your family, too.
This recipe works because it’s:
- Only 3 ingredients! If you always keep some barbeque sauce on hand, all you’ll really need to get is the meat and onion.
- Perfect for game day. Just throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and you’ll have perfectly saucy ribs for dinner.
- So simple to make. You will have to brown the meat, but that’s the hardest part of the recipe. Promise!
Sprinkle 3-4 pounds of boneless country style pork ribs with salt and pepper. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Broil ribs on low until browned, turning every 5 minutes.
Put 1 sliced onion in the bottom of Crock Pot. Place ribs on top.
Pour 16 ounces of barbecue sauce over the ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
Serve with rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
Country style pork ribs are already cut and packaged in smaller amounts than a traditional rack of ribs. You’ll want to purchase the country style and not a large rack of ribs.
You’ll notice that I let the ribs go a little too long under the broiler. I got distracted by my kids and forgot they had been in for so long. Not to worry though! I cut off the overdone part and the ribs tasted just fine.
To avoid this:
- Be sure you’re near the oven so you can keep an eye on the ribs and remove them when they’re getting brown.
- Keep the broiler on low and put the pan on a lower rack.
- You can skip the broiler altogether and just brown the sides in a frying pan. This will take longer with 3-4 pounds of meat, but you’ll have more control over how brown the meat gets.
If you want to add a little flavor and tenderizer to the meat, you can pour in a can of Coke with the barbeque sauce!
The cook time for this recipe will be a little different based on what type of slow cooker you’re using. Mine is a 7 quart Crock Pot (affiliate link) that cooks very fast, so this recipe was done in about 6 hours on low. The cook times listed in this recipe are a suggestion, so you may need to adjust depending on how your slow cooker cooks.
It’s always recommended that you cook your meat on the low setting in the Crock Pot for the most tender results.
More Like This
Looking for more delicious Crock Pot meals? You’ll love these!
- Crock Pot Italian Pot Roast
- Crock Pot Rosemary Pork Chops
- Crock Pot BBQ Pineapple Chicken
- Crock Pot Sunday Pot Roast
- 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops
Sides to Serve With Ribs
Add these simple side dishes with your ribs to create a well-rounded meal:
- Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Cilantro Chickpea Salad
- Sweet Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
- Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
- Instant Pot Potato Salad
While the ribs don’t need to be completely submerged, they will need some sort of extra liquid to keep them from burning.
As the meat cooks, it releases juices and steam. The lid on the Crock Pot holds that steam and creates condensation. That liquid combined with the barbeque sauce in this recipe is plenty to create a delicious sauce that coats the meat and keeps it tender.
Tough meat is usually a sign that you need to let it cook longer or get a bigger slow cooker. I struggled with tough meat in the Crock Pot for years, until I upgraded my Crock Pot to a larger size that allowed the meat to cook thoroughly in the proper amount of time.
I hope your family loves these Crock Pot country style pork ribs! If you make them, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!
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Crock Pot Country Style Pork Ribs (3 ingredients)
- 3-4 pounds country style pork ribs, boneless
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 onion, sliced
- 16 ounces barbeque sauce
- Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Broil ribs in oven on low until browned, turning every 5 minutes.
- Put sliced onion in the bottom of the Crock Pot followed by the ribs.
- Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
- Serve ribs with rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta.