Nothing beats the taste of country style pork ribs, but what if you don't have all day to cook? Crock pots were invented for long, slow, no-maintenance cooking, but everyone usually thinks of soups and stews when it comes to this kitchen appliance. In reality, there are a number of mainly meat recipes that work well in the crock pot, including slow-simmered country style pork ribs.
Things You'll Need
- 6 to 8 country style pork ribs
- 1 tsp. cooking oil
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce
- Optional: 1 whole onion sliced
Mix dry seasonings together, except for the brown sugar. Rub the outside of the ribs with the seasoning mixture.
Drizzle the cooking oil in the skillet and heat on high, add the ribs, and sear all sides quickly until the meat is browned. This should be done fast so the meat does not cook. The idea is to seal the outer surface of the meat to retain the juices.
Place the ribs in the crock pot. If you are adding the onion, cover the meat with the sliced onion.
Pour the barbecue sauce into a bowl and add the cider vinegar and brown sugar. Blend well. Spread evenly over the ribs in the crock pot. You can add 1/2 cup of water to the crock pot if you want a thinner sauce.
Heat the ribs on low for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 6 hours. The meat pulls away from the bone easily when they are done. Enjoy!