Lip Smackin' Ribs Recipe
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Lip Smackin' Ribs Recipe

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No matter what time of year you eat them, these ribs taste like summer. It's feel-good food! —Ron Bynaker, Lebanon, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 474 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 1117mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown ribs in batches; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lip Smackin' Ribs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p11

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Just ok to me."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Turned out wonderfully! I used thyme instead of savory though just because that's what I had on hand."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"These were just okay. Nothing to write home about. WAY TOO SWEET! I do however wonder where a person can find the recipe for the veggies that are pictured in this plate! They look AMAZING!"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"I halved the recipe because it's just me. These are so good! The sauce was wonderful and the ribs were tender....perfect cut of meat for this recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Very tasty and easy to make. As other reviewers have noted, this recipe makes more sauce than needed. I am freezing the extra sauce to use later for pulled chicken sandwiches. I pulled the remaining pork and will have pulled pork sandwiches tomorrow. My husband gave this a thumbs up. The only changes I made was I used two tsp. of pepper instead of three and I also used some homemade roasted tomato sauce that I had on hand. I will definitely make this again in the future."

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