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Slow and Easy BBQ Ribs Recipe

Slow and Easy BBQ Ribs Recipe

Put your appliances to work for you! Take advantage of your slow cooker’s convenience with these tender pork ribs coated in tangy barbecue sauce.—Kimi Short, Prior Lake, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 can (6 ounces) DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup plum jam


  • 1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown ribs on all sides. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with pineapple juice, onion and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove ribs; drain and discard cooking juices and onion. Return ribs to the slow cooker. Combine barbecue sauce and jam; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 495 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 478mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein.

Reviews for Slow and Easy BBQ Ribs

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mattal User ID: 6741999 218679
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I shred the pork after it is cooked and use it as a pulled pork recipe. My family loves it!"

emptynestcooker User ID: 7553989 192693
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Excellent!! will definitely cook again"

mlarockstar User ID: 6229325 130508
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"very good!! fall off the bone!! kids loved it!!"

jenniemsrich User ID: 1772477 189076
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"DELICIOUS!!!!! I will definately be making these again!!!!!"

mlarockstar User ID: 6229325 189075
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"very good!!!! family loved them!!"

jm_robertson User ID: 5692565 122943
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"My daughter turning 14 has requested this for her birthday dinner. I just logged in to email the recipe to Nana since she's making the birthday dinner this year. It was an easy, yummy, instant-favorite! I used grape jam instead of plum."

Suhzie User ID: 5907792 192552
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"My husband is a very picky eater so I was a bit nervous making this. He loved and told me keep this recipe. Thanks so much TOH!!"

ncpdoug User ID: 5876340 110988
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"Easy and delicious! The entire family raved about this meal. Very good recipe."

leiclark User ID: 5737915 174771
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011


leeann5072 User ID: 5649192 110987
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"My entire family loved this dish!"

tsmeby User ID: 2254804 190282
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"I followed the recipe just as written and they were good. I did not think they were amazing, although they smelled amazing all afternoon as they were cooking, but they were good and tasty. The entire family ate them, even the 2 and 5 year olds. Definitely worth the effort to make."

Selene K User ID: 2103818 148012
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Ribs were so tender and not dry at all. I did drain the juices, but kept the onions with the meat and then poured on the BBQ sauce and jam. Very easy and delicious. Thanks, Kimi for a very good recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.