These Crockpot Pork Ribs are fall off the bone delicious and cooked to perfection.
Try my Crockpot Pork Ribs along with this Apple Barbecue Sauce that will serve as a great main dish for the holidays. You’ll love these pork ribs!
Around the holidays there are many main dishes to choose from that would make a great meal or any occasion. Let’s see, I have made Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Bourbon and Cinnamon Baked Ham, and Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib. However, those options can become redundant and typical. So why not change up the pace and make these Crockpot Pork Ribs with Apple Barbecue Sauce? I have made pork ribs several times, but this recipe is my absolute best attempt at making ribs. Slow cooking these Crockpot Pork Ribs allows the fat that is in the rib meat to break that meat down to become incredibly succulent and juicy. I wish I had these Crockpot Pork Ribs a time or two when I was growing up!
To my wonderful surprise, after 8 hours of cooking in the crockpot on low heat and using common and simple seasonings and spices, I had the extreme pleasure of tasting some of the most amazing ribs I have ever tasted in my life. I mean that in all seriousness. These Crockpot Pork Ribs taste like how ribs are supposed to taste. Flavorful, juicy, and tender. In fact, I had a problem when it came time to take pictures of these ribs. It was actually a good problem if I must say so myself. The meat from the pork ribs kept falling off the bone! It was so hard to get the ribs out of the crockpot so I can take pictures of them. I had to use a few utensils to keep them whole as I placed them on the cutting board. Don’t even get me started on my homemade Apple Barbecue Sauce. All I can say is that I need to bottle this stuff and sell it in the store. I love the sweet, salty, and tangy flavor elements that you get from this barbecue sauce. Because apples go so well with pork, I decided to make an apple based barbecue sauce. I added some applesauce and apple cider vinegar to a basic barbecue sauce base to cover the ribs. I was eating and taking pictures at the same time. In fact, I had to stop myself otherwise I would’ve eaten my subject for my pictures.
These Crockpot Pork Ribs with Apple Barbecue Sauce is the perfect entree for any dinner. But if you want to switch things up for the holidays, you can’t lose by making these ribs. All you have to do I put them in the crockpot before you start opening presents on Christmas morning and enjoy your time with your family! This dish is that easy!
- 1 Pork Rib Rack
- 2 tbsp. Kosher salt
- 1 tbsp. Black pepper
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 2 tsp. Smoked paprika
- 2 tsp. Seasoned salt
- 1 tsp. Red crushed pepper flakes
- Barbeque Sauce
- 1 ½ c. ketchup
- 2 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
- ¼ c. sweetened
- ¼ c. light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp. Liquid smoke
tsp. Onion powder
- ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Dry mustard
- 1 ½ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. Ground black pepper
- Spray the inside of a crockpot with nonstick spray and turn on low.
- Place the rack of ribs on a cutting board. On the back side (the shallow side) of the ribs, peel off the membrane. The membrane is w white film that is connecting the ribs. This should peel right off and discard.
- In s small bowl, combine the spices (salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, seasoned salt, and red crushed pepper flakes). Mix together until combined. Rub the seasoning mixture on both sides of the ribs. Carefully, place the ribs in the crockpot and cover with lid. Allow to cook for about 8 hours on low.
- NOTE: If you have to cut your rib rack, be sure to position the ribs where there is some space in between the ribs so the heat can distribute through the meat evenly.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, applesauce, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, crushed red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, ground pepper, and minced garlic. Stir until well combined and cover with lid. Simmer on low for, at least, one hour.
- minutes to an hour before serving the ribs, brush half of the barbecue sauce on the ribs and allow to cook When ready to serve, pour the rest of the barbecue sauce on the ribs. Be sure the sauce is warm, and serve as desired.