Slow Cooker Country-Style Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
613 Calories
30g Fat
23g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 613
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 1028mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 59g
Calcium 104mg 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.)

These slow cooker country-style pork ribs are cooked to perfection with a delicious homemade sauce. Garlic, onions, and some basic seasonings add flavor to the tender, juicy pork.

We added a tablespoon of Texas Pete to the homemade barbecue sauce but feel free to use another brand of hot sauce or add some cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes for heat.

The dish can be made with bone-in or boneless country-style ribs. Browning the ribs adds to the flavor and color, but you can skip that step if you're pressed for time. 


  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds country style pork ribs (boneless or bone-in)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion (quartered and sliced 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick)
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Texas Pete's)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim excess fat from the pork ribs. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ribs in the vegetable oil. 

  2. Place onion slices in the slow cooker and arrange the seared country-style ribs over the onions.

  3. Combine all of the remaining sauce ingredients in a small bowl; pour over ribs and onions.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or on high for about 4 to 5 hours.