Crockpot-to-Grill Ribs

Crockpot-to-Grill Ribs

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
678 Calories
31g Fat
34g Carbs
63g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 678
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 63g
Calcium 113mg 9%
*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.)

Cook these succulent ribs all day in your crock pot, then when you get home from work, grill them until browned and crispy. What a delicious and easy 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 the meat practically falls apart. They are delicious in this easy recipe with your own homemade barbecue sauce.

Serve this hearty recipe with some grilled corn on the cob, some coleslaw, and lots of soda pop and beer to drink.


  • 3 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1 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 leaves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a 4-quart crock pot, place the country-style pork ribs, the onion, and the garlic.

  3. Bring the apple juice and the water to a boil in a saucepan or microwave oven.

  4. Pour over the ribs.

  5. Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat is very tender.

  6. 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.

  7. Place ribs on the heated grill 6 inches from heat and brush with the sauce mixture.

  8. 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.

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