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Barbecue Country Ribs

—Rebecca Knode, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional


  • Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the chili sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings and pepper sauce and Liquid Smoke if desired; pour over ribs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

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  • millstone
    Apr 26, 2015

    Can't understand reviews that said this sauce was bland. Found it anything but plain. I added a medium sliced onion; also upped the chili powder, liquid smoke and hot sauce. This recipe was fantastic. Will definitely make again. Tangy and a little different from other rib recipes.

  • Joscy
    Jun 2, 2014

    Saved recipe just today. Look fwd. to making, altho halving recipe. Not fans of chili powder/hot pepper sauce so will go very sparingly.

  • jewellmrs
    Aug 7, 2013

    Hello, This meat turned out tender but it lacked something. I did not have liquid smoke, so maybe that was it. I'm wondering if the juice should be extracted, turned into gravy with a thickener & then added back. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't something to write home about:(

  • marybeth05
    Jul 7, 2013

    The barbecue sauce has a very sweet, ketchup-y taste. I guess that that's the combined effect of the chili sauce and the ketchup. No one in the group to whom I served it gave it a positive review.

  • mzc
    Mar 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • henry320
    Jan 29, 2013

    No comment left

  • stephanienbraun
    Apr 9, 2012

    Whole family love it!!

  • kimlauryn
    Nov 6, 2011

    Very good recipe and will make again.

  • weirich
    Sep 7, 2011

    Please correct the length of cooking time in the slow cooker. (6-6 hours ?) Should that be 6-8 hours?

  • Derrell
    May 25, 2011

    I cooked these but used bone-in ribs . Thay were delicious . 6 others agreed and wanted the recipe .