We are in the midst of a major project at work and I’ve been putting in many late hours to get my side of the project done. With this and that to square away, I come home dragging my feet, drained of body and mind and what’s for dinner is the last thing I want to worry about.
Thank heavens for crock pots, I get to come home to the saucy goodness and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of these slow cooker BBQ country style ribs!
My peeps, a home cooked meal can’t get any easier, or better, than this! Other than the few minutes required to lightly brown the meat (totally optional but highly recommended), this is mostly a hands-off recipe.
You throw the ingredients into the pot, go about your day’s business, and have the slow cooker do the work. With such minimal effort, you won’t believe the mouthwatering aroma and robust flavors of these ribs.
And with from-scratch barbecue sauce to boot!
Served with generous heaps of potato salad, some tossed greens, and a chunk of a crusty loaf, these slow cooker BBQ country ribs make a wholesome dinner the whole family will surely rave about and crave for.
And boy, that sweet and tangy BBQ sauce is just begging to be sopped up! Enjoy!
- 4 pounds country style pork ribs
- Cajun seasoning to taste
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1¼ cups ketchup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2½ teaspoons ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- In a bowl, combine pork ribs and Cajun seasoning to taste. Massage onto meat and let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add pork in a single layer and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
- In the crock pot, arrange meat. Add garlic and onions.
- In a bowl, combine sugar, ketchup, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Whisk until mixture is well-blended, sugar is dissolved and spices are well-dispersed. Pour into crock pot over pork. Cook on low for about 7 to 8 hours or until meat is very tender. Serve hot.