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Quick Summer Meals Contest – Crock Pot Country Pork Ribs


Here it is.  Week 4 of the Quick Summer Meals Contest and you will not be disappointed with this winner – I promise. 

Unless you don’t like ribs.  Then too bad for you and more for me!

My family was a bit skeptical of the sauce on these ribs.   We like ketchup but in smaller quantities and this sauce has a lot of ketchup.  But to OUR surprise, it didn’t taste ketchupie at all.  And the best part – I was able to put the sauce together in less than 10 minutes and that includes getting everything out AND putting it away again.  So this recipe was in the crock pot in less than 15 minutes and on its way to becoming dinner for the night.

The meat was so tender and just fell off the little bit of bones there were and the sauce has just the right sweet and tangy taste needed.  If you like a little bit more zing to you sauces, you can always had more Tabasco sauce. 

This recipe came from Michelle from Elk Grove, CA and for her winning meal she will receive from Chef’s Planet their Grill and BBQ Mat.  I just got this product and have used it a couple of times.  The asparagus didn’t fall in between the grates and I used it for salmon once too.  Loved how it worked with the delicate meat.

So if you are looking for a Quick Summer Meal that won’t heat up your kitchen or have you standing outside in the heat of the day, try these Crock Pot Country Pork Ribs – you won’t be disappointed.

Now get out your Quick Summer Meal – Crock Pot or made in 30 minutes or less.  There are still 6 weeks left of the contest and I would love to see what you make.  So c’mon, send them in!

Crock Pot Country Pork Ribs

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 - 10 hours


3 lbs. boneless country pork ribs
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 tablespoons vinegar (red wine or seasoned)
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Step 1 and 5 is per Michelle. I have my crock pot out at all times.

1. Get Crock pot out of the cupboard and dust off if needed. hehe
2. Mix all ingredients for sauce together and place half in crock pot.
3. Put the boneless country pork ribs in crock pot and pour remaining sauce over them. Make sure all meat is covered with sauce.
4. Turn on to HIGH and set for 4 hours or LOW for 8 - 10 hours.
5. Now leave the kitchen and let the machine do the work!

Best served with mashed potatoes, but then I would probably serve mashed potatoes with every meal if I could get away with it.

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One Response to “Quick Summer Meals Contest – Crock Pot Country Pork Ribs”

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    Michelle — July 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    YUM, YUM, YUM! Of course I have an advantage of knowing just how yummy these ribs really are 🙂 The BBQ sauce recipe is my Aunts and I can’t believe how different it tastes after cooking all day as to when I use it on BBQ chicken on the barbecue. The cooking totally changes the flavor. I’m so glad you tried this and liked it. Thank you so much for the shout out too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.