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Country Style Ribs Recipe

Country Style Ribs Recipe

“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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Country Style Ribs

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

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

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

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

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."

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!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

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

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

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

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

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

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"This was very good. I liked it. I'm glad I made it. But, I don't think I'd make it again. It didn't wow me."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"Excellent sauce recipe, this went straight to the recipe box, everyone loved it."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"Very good. Will do again."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"OMG - this is so good that I'm actually rating this while I'm eating it! I doubled the recipe since I had the ingredients for it. The meat is easily broken apart with a fork, the sauce is delicious and the onions are so yummy I could eat them all! If the crock pot wasn't so hot I'd lick it clean! =)"

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