My family loves these BBQ country style ribs!  They are so easy to throw in the crock pot for my family and work great for larger crowds too!

Using my crock pot in the summer is one of my favorite ways to save time, conserve energy and beat the heat.  A couple of years ago I found a recipe for BBQ crock pot country style ribs and after a couple of tweaks, it quickly made its way into our meal time rotation.  Country style ribs are a great meat alternative to chicken or beef/turkey and they are generally inexpensive and not very fatty so you get more meat for your money.  We’ve use this recipe for our own family, but it works equally as well when serving larger crowds.

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To make these BBQ country style ribs, you’ll need the following ingredients:

My family loves these BBQ country style ribs!  They are so easy to throw in the crock pot for my family and work great for larger crowds too!

*Note: For this recipe, I use a 3-quart crock pot, but you’ll want to use a 6-quart crock pot if you decide to double or triple the recipe.

In your crock pot, place the ribs on the bottom.  Sprinkle the top with brown sugar, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Pour in the apple juice.  Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours.

My family loves these BBQ country style ribs!  They are so easy to throw in the crock pot for my family and work great for larger crowds too!

Remove the meat from the crock pot and put on a plate.  Drain the liquid and (carefully) wipe out the pot with a paper towel.  Put the ribs back into the pot and add your favorite BBQ sauce.  (We use Famous Dave’s or Sweet Baby Ray’s.)  The meat will be very tender by this point so you can break it up a little when you mix the BBQ sauce around or wait until you serve it.  Set the crock pot on HIGH and cook for another 30 minutes to an hour.

My family loves these BBQ country style ribs!  They are so easy to throw in the crock pot for my family and work great for larger crowds too!

Serve on rolls as a sandwich or eat as is with rolls, salad, potatoes, a veggie or fruit.

My family loves these BBQ country style ribs!  They are so easy to throw in the crock pot for my family and work great for larger crowds too!

Store in a sealed container for no more than a week.  This stores really well and the leftovers are delicious.  My family loves this meal and I love how easy it is!

Crock Pot BBQ Country Style Ribs
serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless country style ribs
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp dried, chopped onion
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 c. apple juice 
  • 1 1/2 c. BBQ sauce

Directions:

  1. In your crock pot, place the ribs on the bottom.  Sprinkle the top with brown sugar, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Pour in the apple juice.  Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours.
  2. Remove the meat from the crock pot and put on a plate.  Drain the liquid and wipe out the pot with a paper towel.  Put the ribs back into the pot and add your favorite BBQ sauce.  The meat will be very tender by this point so you can break it up a little when you mix the BBQ sauce around or wait until you serve it.  
  3. Set the crock pot on HIGH and cook for another 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Serve on rolls as a sandwich or eat as is with rolls, salad and fruit.
  5. Store in a sealed container for no more than a week. 

My family loves these BBQ country style ribs!  They are so easy to throw in the crock pot for my family and work great for larger crowds too!

Comments

  1. thanks for this yummy idea! summer is always so hard for planning meals since nothing sounds good when it's hot…this I can do! πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! We cook in the crockpot all the time and I seriously can't believe we have not thought of BBQ ribs. Totally going to be making this one day soon!

  3. Oh I love ribs! These ribs look so delicious, and I could eat the entire pot at once πŸ™‚ I'm pinning this recipe to make soon

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