TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 396 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1211mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, trace fiber), 32g protein


  1. Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the chili sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings and pepper sauce and Liquid Smoke if desired; pour over ribs.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue Country Ribs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p61

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"Can't understand reviews that said this sauce was bland. Found it anything but plain. I added a medium sliced onion; also upped the chili powder, liquid smoke and hot sauce. This recipe was fantastic. Will definitely make again. Tangy and a little different from other rib recipes."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Saved recipe just today. Look fwd. to making, altho halving recipe. Not fans of chili powder/hot pepper sauce so will go very sparingly."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Hello, This meat turned out tender but it lacked something. I did not have liquid smoke, so maybe that was it. I'm wondering if the juice should be extracted, turned into gravy with a thickener & then added back. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't something to write home about:("

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"The barbecue sauce has a very sweet, ketchup-y taste. I guess that that's the combined effect of the chili sauce and the ketchup. No one in the group to whom I served it gave it a positive review."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"Whole family love it!!"

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