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Slow-Cooked Ribs Recipe

Slow-Cooked Ribs Recipe

Nothing says comfort like a plate full of mouthwatering ribs coated in barbecue sauce. These from Sharon Crider of Junction City, Kansas are delicious and tangy.—Sharon Crider, Junction City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • 1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine barbecue sauce and salad dressing; pour over ribs. Sprinkle with garlic. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  • 3. Combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meat. Yield: 8 servings.

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HEXA User ID: 7635575 135953
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Great recipe! I served the served the sauce in a little dish with each serving, so people could choose how they wanted it - either used as a dip or poured over their plate. My husband remarked on how good it was for days afterwards."

JenniferNP User ID: 6299014 138211
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Very delicious! My husband says it is the best barbeque he has ever had! I make it at least once a month!"

alsmith1104 User ID: 5906829 207613
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Currently making this for dinner and I just snuck a piece and it was delicious! The meat was so tender and just melted in my mouth. I only cooked for 4.5 hours on low then turned to warm and everything was cooked just fine. Going to whip up some mashed potatoes to go with it! GREAT recipe, I will absolutely make this again!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 156594
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"These ribs were easy and delicious! I had forgotten to turn my crock pot on when I put them in and ended up cooking them on high for 4 hours instead and they turned out perfectly! I will definitely make these again!"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 207612
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"Great recipe, as country ribs can be too dry if not careful. I used watermelon bar-b-que sauce. It adds a whole new concept to the flavor. Many recipes on the internet. I like the ones that have dark corn syrup as an ingredient. (Hard Rock Café for example)"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 138210
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"This is really a great slow-cooker Bar-B-Que recipe. I would test tenderness at the 6 hr mark. You don't want them tough. If you want a real explosion, try watermelon Bar-B-Que sauce. Many on the internet. I like the ones that have dark corn syrup as one of the ingredients (Hard Rock Café for example) You may just find a sauce that you must have on hand. I sure did!"

sadiecb1 User ID: 2043418 152597
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"I am teaching someone to cook slow cooking and he loved these ribs when he cooked them"

magicbroom User ID: 1749664 161045
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"have made this recipe several times,my family loved it .had several requests from friends also.highly recommend this recipe."

mhuddlestun User ID: 5946594 72337
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"I would use more BBQ sauce and Less Catalina dressing."

pigletcat User ID: 1286714 157230
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"Wonderful, tasty and easy to prepare!"

catojo User ID: 1596658 72041
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"Unbelievably good!!! Made these for dinner tonight. My husband and my four kids didn't leave any for me!!!! My 4-year old who usually doesn't like meat asked if I could make them again tomorrow! My 10-year old and my 6-year old asked if I could make them every Sunday. My 8-year old didn't say a word; he was too busy licking his plate... My husband checked the slow cooker twice, in case some ribs were hiding in there...

Thanks for that wonderful recipe!!"

jalawrence08 User ID: 5425170 86059
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"Made this last night and it came out perfect! Made it with mashed potatoes and asparagus. So good for a cold night!"

LKent74 User ID: 2603873 157226
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"So easy and the best I have ever had. My husband has had ribs at numerous BBQ restaurants. He said that these were the best ribs he has ever had."

mdennis User ID: 2545825 72039
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010


nmoffitt18 User ID: 3936380 62240
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"Very easy recipe and always a crowd pleaser."

rlkennerly User ID: 1321395 62239
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Super easy, and super delicious. One of our family favorites."

Charbonneau User ID: 3803413 138209
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"This is without a doubt, one of the best rib recipes that you'll find. Wonderful!"

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