A great choice for dinner tonight, these slow cooker country style pork ribs are melt-in-your mouth tender and so flavorful.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time9 hourshrs
Total Time9 hourshrs5 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe
4poundsCountry Style Pork Ribswe used bone-in
1cupsoda/colaI used the original Coke brand, not diet
2cupsbarbecue sauceI used original Sweet Baby Ray’s brand
In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, kosher salt, cumin, and black pepper for the spice rub.
Place the country-style pork ribs into the bottom of your slow cooker in a single layer (as best as possible) and rub with the 2 tablespoons of the spice rub, making sure that the rub covers all the meat. Top with the chopped onions.
In a large bowl, stir to combine the soda/cola, barbecue sauce, and liquid smoke until evenly incorporated. Pour over the pork ribs and chopped onions. Make sure that the sauce completely covers the meat.
Place the lid tightly onto the slow cooker, set the slow cooker to LOW for 8 to 9 hours. Remember not to open the lid during cooking.
Once your ribs have cooked (they should be ‘fall off the bone’ tender), you can remove them to a serving dish.
Pour the cooking liquids into a medium-sized pot and boil for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the liquids have been reduced by half. This will give you a nice thick sauce to pour over your platter of country-style pork ribs before serving. Alternately, if your slow cooker has a saute setting, you can just leave the liquids in the slow cooker and bring it to a boil right inside the slow cooker.
Pour or brush the sauce over your ribs before serving.
PRO TIP:You will not use all the spice rub for this slow cooker country style ribs recipe; however, you can store the extra spice rub in a sealed container to use at a later time. This is a great all-around rub for grilled chicken or pork. You can double the dry rub recipe and store it in a small mason jar in the pantry for up to 1 year.PRO TIP:Make sure to spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Using a crockpot liner is also a great option and a great way for easy clean-up after cooking your delicious ribs.PRO TIP:Alternately, if your slow cooker has a saute setting, you can just leave the liquids in the slow cooker and bring it to a boil right inside the slow cooker.