Classic Barbecue Ribs


Classic Barbecue Ribs

Classic Barbecue Ribs
7 Hr

Stop slavin' over the grill, and let your slow cooker do the work! Your gang will think you're a BBQ genius once they taste these flavor-packed, tender Classic Barbecue Ribs.

What You'll Need

  • 4 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

What to Do

  1. Cut ribs apart, if necessary, and trim excess fat; sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt evenly over ribs.
  2. Stir together remaining 1 teaspoon salt, the onion, and remaining 9 ingredients until blended. Pour half of onion mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Place ribs in slow cooker, and pour remaining onion mixture over ribs.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH setting 6 to 7 hours, or until ribs are tender.


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Made yesterday.6 to 7 hrs. on high as per dir. Way long to cook.Came out dry and hard as a rock.

Try on LOW setting, that should work fine.

It melted in my mouth. It was so tasty and now one of my favorite recipes for ribs.

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Sooooo... good, and easy too!

This recipe is good and worth doing again

I found the recipe very easy to make, as I was pressed for time when I made it. I would like to see Nutrition information, though, as I am counting calories for a daily total.

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I too like to cook on the grill but these were very good...fallin' off the bone tender! I used about 2.5 lb of country style ribs and cut the recipe in half. There was plenty of sauce. I sprinkled the ribs with kosher salt and let them sit at room temp about 15 minutes. Seared them on all sides on covered grill with a smoker. Put in slow cooker and covered with sauce. Only thing added was about 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce. Next time may add chili power, too. Used tongs to reposition ribs twice while cooking. Cooked on high 5 hr and then reduced to low for about an hour when ready to serve. Nice use for our abundant apple butter.

The recipe looks pretty good, EXCEPT I am a TRUE BLUE LIVE FIRE COOK. I have four different size grills and a smoker that burn charcoal and wood. I cook on a grill, I don't slave over one. I will play with this recipe on a GRILL and let you know the outcome.

Hopefully by this time you have found a way to cook these on the grill...Yummy, I love the taste of food cooked on charcoal & wood. Maybe you could use these ingredients as a rub, let them marinate in this overnight in a plastic bag, then try cooking them on the grill. The rest of the ingredients as I'm sure you know is for the taste & to slow cook help tenderizes. Good Luck. :)


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