Spareribs Sweet and Tender (Crock Pot)

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I made this with my Zucchini, Pineapple, Ginger Jam #95600. BUT you can use store bought pineapple jam. These are so tender and tasty. My son couldn't wait for them to brown under the broiler so he ate them right out of the crock pot!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub ribs with salt, pepper dried garlic and ginger.
  2. In a crock pot on low heat add rest of ingredients (except cornstarch) stir to blend.
  3. Add seasoned ribs coat and place top on pot and cook for 6-8 hours on low heat.
  4. Till the meat almost falls off the bones.
  5. Remove ribs and place on a cookie sheet pan line with foil.
  6. Brown ribs just a couple minutes each side under broiler.
  7. Meanwhile mix cornstarch with a small amount of the sauce from the crock pot.
  8. Skim fat if necessary.
  9. Put into a microwave safe dish with rest of sauce with cornstarch mixture and heat in micro to thicken.
  10. Pour over browned ribs or serve on the side.
  11. Garnish with fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, and or parsley.
Most Helpful

We really liked this with a couple of alterations....left off the chiles, personal preference, and only had about 2+ pounds of country ribs that I had to trim considerably. Instead of heating the broiler I popped them on the grill for a couple of minutes per side and basted with the sauce. Best thing was the crokpot part and that they are all gone!! Thanx Rita!!

LAURIE September 25, 2005

This works! It seemed sacrilege to make ribs in a crock pot but given my schedule these days, I had to try. My kids inhaled them & left the rice (unheard of!). The sauce was just ok but the ribs were falling off the bone tender. Excellent!

Elmotoo September 16, 2005

Delicious hot, sweet and spicy ribs! We served the sauce over rice instead of pouring it over the ribs -- personal preference! In my hurry I used white grape juice instead of apple, but they still came out wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 23, 2004