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Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs

A great choice for dinner tonight, these slow cooker country style pork ribs are melt-in-your mouth tender and so flavorful.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 879 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pounds Country Style Pork Ribs we used bone-in
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup soda/cola I used the original Coke brand, not diet
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce I used original Sweet Baby Ray’s brand
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons spice rub

Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Sodium: 2862mgCalcium: 172mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 1862IUSugar: 55gFiber: 4gPotassium: 1486mgCholesterol: 218mgCalories: 879kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 37gProtein: 60gCarbohydrates: 75gIron: 6mg