Country Style Ribs Recipe
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Country Style Ribs Recipe

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“This was a family favorite back when I was a kid, and I always get compliments on it. I often make the sauce the night before for convenience the next day.” —Bethany Mott, Provo, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 434 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.


  1. Place ribs and onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Country-Style Ribs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p48

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zellko User ID: 930001 240725
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"easy, but not the top of the recipe box."

ahd605 User ID: 2867335 221225
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"the meat was very tender and was very east to make I will make this agien."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 141697
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"The meat was very tender and delicious. The sauce was way too runny, one reviewer referred to it as "broth" which I think was an apt description. I sprinkled the meat with BBQ seasoning, used tomato sauce instead of juice (juice would just go to waste in our house), increased the brown sugar to 1 C, and added some additional bottled mustard, and some BBQ seasoning to the sauce. For serving, I just put out a bottle of BBQ sauce to go with the meat."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 139562
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Very tender but would have liked more flavor in sauce."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 63823
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Sauce was good, meat, not so great. I need to start buying my ribs at a butcher shop. Anywhere else, it's always tough in places and gristly in others. I'll try this again, using good meat."

slye10001000 User ID: 5787172 63819
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"DELICIOUS! We loved it, even the picky eater. I served it over mashed potatoes to sop up

all that delicious broth. So tender and good!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 138037
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"The sauce was very good and this was easy to make."

kimariewillman User ID: 2584869 139561
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Delish!! I came home to these ribs cooking, so wonderful on a chilly day."

October1997 User ID: 3010757 110288
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"This is a quick, easy recipe. I did most of the prep the night before, and it was so easy the next morning to put everything in the slow cooker! My whole family, (including the picky ones) enjoyed this meal!"

Traceann User ID: 570169 87351
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Whole family loved it, even my 20 month-old! Super simple to throw together as well - definitely is a keeper!"

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