Called Mom's Smothered Pork Chops in Judith Finlayson's Delicious and Dependable Slow Cooker Recipes. *Variation: You can substitute 3 1/2 to 4 lbs. country style ribs but broil the ribs for 5 min. per side before placing them in slow cooker then add 1 tbsp. oil in skillet and proceed with the step that begins "Add onions..." and cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.