Slow-Cooker Recipe: Spicy Country Ribs

Photo: Susie Cushner

These spicy country ribs are meatier than baby-backs and tend to have fewer bones. Serve them with biscuits and coleslaw on the side.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Other: 6 Hours, 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 92mg
  • Calories: 570
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 177mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Protein: 51mg
  • Saturated fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 2169mg

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 pounds pork country ribs

Preparation

  1. Combine the onion, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, Worcestershire, chili powder, and oregano in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in the ribs. Cook on low heat for 6 hours, or on high for 3 1/2 hours. Using tongs, remove the ribs from the cooker and arrange on a broiler pan. Heat the broiler. Pour the juices from the cooker into a bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to hasten the separation of the fat. Remove and discard the fat. Pour the defatted juices into a saucepan; boil over high heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Broil the ribs about 6 inches from the heat until browned. Serve with the sauce.
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