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Slow-Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs

Check your pantry; you probably have everything needed to turn these ribs into a sweet, tangy, fork-tender treat. —Annette Thompson, Woodbury, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place ribs in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove ribs and keep warm. Skim fat from sauce; serve sauce with ribs.
Switch-and-Go Ribs: Place ribs in slow cooker. Substitute 3/4 cup each orange marmalade and teriyaki sauce and 2-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic for remaining ingredients. Prepare as directed.

Maple Pork Ribs: Layer ribs in slow cooker with 1 sliced large onion. Substitute 3/4 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup Dijon mustard for remaining ingredients. Prepare as directed.
Sweet and Savory Ribs: Layer ribs in slow cooker with 1 chopped large onion. Substitute one 18-ounce bottle honey barbecue sauce, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard and 1/4 teaspoon pepper for remaining ingredients. Prepare as directed.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked pork: 480 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 1247mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein.

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