Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Delicious fall-off-the-bone pork ribs....sooo good! While the original recipe calls for country-style boneless ribs, I've used pork spare ribs purchased at the butcher counter of the grocery store.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butcher ribs into individual pieces and trim excess fat.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet or pan; brown ribs evenly on all sides, starting bone-side down.
  3. Transfer ribs to the crock pot and keep covered in between batches.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and whisk.
  5. Cover the ribs with the onion and sauce; turn to coat.
  6. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.


Most Helpful

I rarely write reviews - and have never written a negative one - but this sauce is nasty. The soy sauce overpowers everything. I tried and tried to doctor it up, but it still was gross. It may test better when cooked, but with how awful it was, I decided I was not going to risk putting it on the ribs and ruining them. I just went back to using my standard homemade bbq sauce. Disappointed it wasn't better. :-(

quiverful May 07, 2011

I saved this and printed it last year and made it last night for company. this is the best crockpot ribs i have tried and we all enjoyed it. served it with boston beans and scallop potatoes, thanks for an easy recipe, will make this again. the sauce was not too sour and was mild. rj

RecipeJedi February 06, 2010

These were good. I used the country spare ribs and they were fork tender. The sauce was a mild sauce which is the way I usually like it. I'm sure they'll even taste better the next day after they had a chance to meld with sauce. I'll probably make these again.

Catnip46 December 18, 2009

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