Just the thought of these country ribs makes my mouth water! I have only cooked baby back ribs in my slow cooker (and they are delicious), so I when I bought these county style ribs, I knew they would be great in the slow cooker as well. I went straight to Pinterest to find a recipe, and when I saw that Fran’s recipe from 2011 had been pinned 2409 times, I knew I had to try it!
3 lbs of country pork ribs (lightly seasoned with salt and pepper)
1 medium onion (you could use a large one, but I used a medium one)
3 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of light brown sugar
3/4 cup of apple juice
1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce (your favorite kind)
Thinly slice the onions in a half moon shape, and place them in the sleeve of your slow cooker.
Add seasoned country ribs to sleeve
Add minced garlic and brown sugar over the ribs and flip them over to cover them as best you can
Add apple juice
Cook on low for 8 hours (I cooked mine overnight)
Once the ribs are done, drain all of the juice and remove the onions and ribs from the slow cooker. Fran, over at What’s for Dinner, cleans the sleeve and places her ribs back in the slow with the BBQ sauce on high for another hour, but I placed my ribs slathered with BBQ sauce in the oven on 375 for 30 minutes.
These country style ribs were literally finger-licking good. They were very both tender and tasty. I used Kraft Original BBQ sauce, but feel free to use your favorite. The ribs were a little sweet, but I don’t attribute that to be a result of the apple juice as much as I do to the Kraft BBQ sauce (it’s a little too sweet). All in all, these ribs will be added to my meal rotation! If you try them, let me know what you think, and by the way, make sure you have lot of napkins!