|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||56%|
|Total Carbohydrate 26g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 21g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||70%|
|*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.|
Cook these succulent ribs all day in your crock pot and then when you get home from work, grill them until browned and crispy. You get the benefit of slow cooking plus the crispy-crunchy touch of the grill—without a lot of active attention on your part. What an easy and delicious meal.
Country-style pork ribs have more meat than regular spareribs and are usually sold without the bone. They are very tender when cooked for a long time, and as a result, the meat practically falls apart. They are delicious in this easy recipe with your own homemade barbecue sauce or a high-quality, store-bought favorite if you prefer.
Serve this hearty recipe with some grilled corn on the cob, along with coleslaw and baked beans.
3 pounds country-style pork ribs
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 cup apple juice
1 cup water
2/3 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup apple jelly
2 tablespoons honey
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a 4-quart crock pot, place the country-style pork ribs, the onion, and the garlic.
Bring the apple juice and the water to a boil in a saucepan or microwave oven.
Pour over the ribs.
Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat is very tender.
Prepare and heat the charcoal or gas grill for medium heat. Combine the barbecue sauce, apple jelly, honey, salt, pepper, and oregano in a small saucepan and heat until the jelly melts, stirring frequently.
Place ribs on the heated grill 6 inches from heat and brush with the sauce mixture.
Grill the meat for 20 minutes until ribs are browned, turning often and brushing frequently with sauce as they grill.
- Discard remaining sauce mixture after using it for the grill. It cannot be reused. If you like, you can make extra (double the recipe) and set some aside to use it for serving. Store any unused sauce in the refrigerator in a well-sealed container for up to a week.
How to Store and Freeze Crock Pot Ribs
- Leftover ribs will keep in the refrigerator for three to four days, as long as they are wrapped well in foil or in an airtight container. Keep them wrapped and reheat them in a moderate oven (350 F) until hot, or pull the meat off the bone and toss them into a soup or with rice.
- You can also freeze these ribs, as long as they are stored in the freezer in foil and placed in a zip-close plastic bag or an airtight container.