8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Barbequed Country Style Ribs

April 20, 2008 Kyron 2 Comments

As the parent of a special needs child I am frequently out and on the road at doctors appointments, IEP meetings and after school special activities. Rachael Ray may be the queen of the 30 minute meal – I’ve become the queen of the 8 hour meal! The crock pot iscrockpot1 8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Barbequed Country Style Ribs my hero! I throw a bunch of ingredients in the crockpot first thing in the morning, set the time I want it to cook (typically 8-10 hours) and off I go to only open it up in time to serve dinner to the hungry hordes. Weekly on Sundays I will share some of our family’s favorites.

Ok I will preface this recipe with the fact that while our family does like barbeque (ok well everyone but my husband likes barbeque) this is a NEW recipe for us. It’s sounds so good and will be tomorrow night’s meal so I’m sharing it before I taste it. This however is not something I’m fearful of because Diana Rattray and recipes from Southernfood.about.com have never let me down before – I don’t have any reason to believe they will this time either. On that note – on with the recipe!



  • 3 to 4 pounds boneless pork country-style ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 bottle (16 to 18 ounces) barbecue sauce, about 1 1/2 cups


Lightly grease the crockery insert of a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker. Wash pork, trim excess fat and pat dry with paper towels. Put the sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker, then place pork on top.


Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper, brown sugar, and minced garlic; turn the pork ribs to coat all pieces. Pour apple juice evenly over the pork. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours. Drain liquids from the pork. Pour barbecue sauce over the pork and stir slightly to distribute the sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour longer.
Serves 6 to 8.

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