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Easy Slow-Cooker Country-Style Ribs

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6
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These big, meaty ribs are bursting with flavor straight from the slow cooker ... including a hint of smokiness. Delish!
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • 1 tbsp each kosher salt, sweet Hungarian paprika and garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp each ground black pepper and dry ground mustard (found in the spice aisle)
  • 4 lbs country-style ribs (bone-in), seperated
  • 1 sweet onion, halved and sliced thinly


  • 1 (12-oz) bottle chili sauce (found near the ketchup)
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • 1
    In a small bowl, stir together the salt, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and ground mustard. Rub all over the country-style ribs, dividing equally among them.
  • 2
    Arrange the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with the ribs.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the chili sauce, liquid smoke, cornstarch and brown sugar. Pour over the ribs, spreading gently to cover them.
  • 4
    Cover the slow cooker and set the heat to high. Cook for 3-4 hours, until the ribs are tender and cooked through.
  • 5

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More About This Recipe

  • If I was ever going to call anything “man food,” these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs would be it. I can practically hear Tim Allen grunting over them.

    The good news? You don’t need to be a man to appreciate these babies. You just need to love good BBQ-style food.

    So, when the game is on, what will you be eating? If you have 10 minutes on Sunday morning, you could be eating these big, meaty Easy Slow Cooker Country-Style Ribs.

    Making these is a breeze. Stir together a super easy rub and massage it into all the ribsso the ribs have a deep flavor.

    Then layer thinly sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. This is more about the flavor they impart when the ribs are cooking. Include them, even if you don’t want to eat them.

    Put the rubbed ribs on top.

    Whisk up the sauce. This is where the smokiness comes in. Liquid smoke, when used properly, is an amazing ingredient that adds smoker flavor … without the smoker. Pour that into the slow cooker.

    Then cook. These babies take 3-4 hours on high, which is perfect for eating on game day. Just toss them in around breakfast time, and they will be ready for the early afternoon game.

    Who can say no to tender, meaty, lightly smoky ribs?

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    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about home cooking and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
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