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Lip Smackin' Ribs Recipe

Lip Smackin' Ribs Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Lip Smackin' Ribs

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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."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"These are definitely the best ribs I have ever made in a slow cooker. Had guests for dinner and they all rated it a "10". I will definitely make this again and again!"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"Delicious, tender, and easy to make. I couldn't find dried savory at the grocery store, so I used a Southwest smoky and spicy blend instead, which gave it a nice kick."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"For BABYEDIE dried savory is an herb. I normally prefer fresh leaves snipped from growing plants which give a more intense flavor, generally, but the dried can be found in the spice section of the store (although in some stores small packets may be found in the ethnic food section or small packets of fresh in produce.)

This is a good recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"This recipe is the greatest! All though I have the recipe somewhat different. Instead of ketchup, I use a small bottle of barbeque sauce, I add sliced onion and sliced green pepper as well. I also add some crushed garlic. I then brown the ribs on the grill for a few minutes on all sides to give them the barbeque smoke taste, then put them in the crock pot on low. If you need to cook for a large group (8 lbs. and over), I use a large Nesco set on 225 degrees for about 3 to 4 hours. Yum!! Enjoy."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"What is dried savory?"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"Great recipe, easy to make and the ribs were delicious! Tender and tasty! Will make this recipe again!"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"OMG!!!! We absolutely loved this!! Ribs just fell apart - no need for a knife! It made more sauce than really necessary, but I reserved and refrigerated it, after removing the oil/fat from the surface; planning to use it over chicken tonight. The sauce would also be nice for pulled pork or pulled chicken, too.. This is the best recipe I have found for ribs in the slow cooker!! A real keeper and so easy. Thanks so much for posting!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"Awesome recipe. I didn't think that I would like a barbecue sauce that used tomato sauce as a base but this is delicious. I'm making this recipe for the second time today and my house smells wonderful."

Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"So easy to make and everythings on hand. Wll definately make again. Delicious"

Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Loved this. The sauce is delicious. Next time I will use more ribs, there was lots of sauce and I could have cooked more meat in it. It's a keeper! We really enjoyed it."

Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"I would make it again but with reservations. It was ok but did not taste like barbecued ribs. Maybe if you put Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce on it, it might be ok."

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