Crock Pot Country-Style Pork Ribs With Mushrooms

Country-style pork ribs with mushrooms
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
164 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 718mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 364mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Slow cooked country style pork ribs with mushrooms and gravy mix make for an easy, no-fuss dinner. Boneless country-style pork ribs are an excellent choice for the slow cooker. 

If the liquids are thin when the dish is done, thicken the gravy with the optional flour and water mixture. We cooked the pork (pictured) on high for about 3 1/2 hours and I did not have to thicken the gravy.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless country style ribs

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 6 to 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix, or mushroom gravy mix

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, for blending with water to thicken gravy, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Lightly sprinkle the country-style ribs with kosher salt and black pepper.

  2. Arrange the pork pieces in the slow cooker crockery insert. Add the mushrooms.

  3. In a medium bowl combine the condensed soup and gravy mix. Pour the mixture over the pork and then sprinkle with the paprika. 

  4. Cover and cook on the LOW setting for 7 to 9 hours, or on HIGH for about 3 to 4 hours.

  5. Remove the pork to a serving plate and keep warm.

  6. To thicken the gravy, stir flour mixture into broth and turn the cooker to the HIGH heat setting Continue cooking for about 15 minutes, or until thickened.

  7. Serve the ribs with potatoes and steamed vegetables or a salad.

*If you cook the pork on the high setting, the gravy might not need extra thickening.

Tips and Variations

  • Use boneless pork chops in the recipe or use stewing cubes or pork butt. Shoulder chops would work especially well in the slow cooker.

  • Saute the mushrooms in 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter before adding them to the soup mixture, or use canned drained mushrooms in the dish.

  • Brown the ribs before adding them to the slow cooker. Browning isn't necessary, but it does add some flavor and color to the pork. Sear in a skillet over medium-high heat in a small amount of vegetable oil for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

  • Omit the mushrooms and use cream of celery soup in the dish.

  • Add 1/2 cup of sliced onions to the slow cooker. Place the ribs on the onions.