Slow cooker country style ribs are so easy and always a hit.

Country Style Ribs - Crockpot

This slow cooker method for making ribs is so easy.  If you like ribs, you will love this recipe! Put this recipe on your menu, it’s definitely a keeper.  I make these ribs in a 3 quart crock pot.  You could double the recipe if cooking for a crowd or cut in half for just a couple.  They keep several days refrigerated and are good reheated.

Country style ribs made in the slow cooker or crock pot is such an easy recipe and a wonderful meal anytime.

Pork country style ribs


Cajun seasoning


Tomato ketchup

Maple syrup or sorghum molasses (I use molasses)

Worcestershire sauce

Dijon mustard


Minced garlic


Brown sugar


We love to enjoy these delicious ribs with this cheddar ranch pasta salad and peppery cheese bread for a great meal!



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Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs

This is an easy recipe that is delicious. If you like ribs, you'll want to keep this recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Country Ribs
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3-4 lbs. pork country style ribs
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or sorghum molasses I use molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place ribs in slow cooker. In a bowl mix all the other ingredients together and pour over ribs. Cook on high for 4 hrs. or low for 6 to 7 hours until ribs are tender. Place ribs on a platter and spoon on remainder of sauce.


You can also do these ribs in the oven. Just place in casserole dish, pour sauce over ribs and bake for 45 minutes to an hour at 375 degrees until ribs are tender.

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  1. We are diabetic. Is there a substitute for the molasses or a good sugar-free BBQ sauce? Love BBQ ribs but the sauce is a too much for us.

  2. If I make these in the oven (I’m odd in that I’m not a huge fan of meat in the slow cooker) should I cover the dish with foil?

  3. Smoked ribs for Memorial Day so bought them at Costco last week. I thought the package had 2 racks in it, but turned out to be 3! Since it’s just my wife and me we can’t even make it through 1 rack of these HUGE racks. So I vacuum packed 2 of them for the freezer. I now know what I’m going to do with one of those racks. Thanks for this recipe.

  4. I used country bone-in pork chops, instead of ribs..I altered some ingredients – since I had to use what I had on hand (Creole Seasoning, no molasses) & doubled the ingredients (to taste) since I was making more meat. I also used a couple dashes of mesquite Liquid Smoke, set it for 6 hours in the crockpot and it was delish!! Very pleased 🙂 TY!

  5. I am loving your recipes! I used to collect regional cookbooks when traveling in the south. I now have so many more reasons to bring out the wooden spoons. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Judy, these look fabulous! I think I’m going to prepare these for my family this week. Love a good country style pork ribs recipe! Thanks!

  7. I think I need to try this next week. Anything cooked in the crock pot works for me! I love to walk in the door after a long day and know that dinner is almost done. 🙂

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