Photo: Susie Cushner
Prep Time
15 Mins
Other Time
6 Hours 45 Mins
Makes 4 servings

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

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

jacnmac1's Review

December 26, 2014
Very easy and very good. Thought the broiler dried them out.

darlingtondoll's Review

April 28, 2014
I really loved it. I doubled the sauce because I had a lot of ribs in the cooker. My husband asked if I had put any vinegar in the sauce and he said that he did not like it. We had a lot left over and he has not wanted any of it.

seaside725's Review

October 29, 2013
We thought this was great. The sauce was perfect. I served this with biscuits, coleslaw and baked beans. I also did not broil the ribs. And putting the juices in the freezer for 10 minutes was a new trick for me. Just goes to show you there is always something new to learn.

kateymarie99's Review

July 10, 2013
We loved these ribs. I used regular Chile powder as my kids don't eat spice. I didn't broil them either since they just fell apart. I also didn't bother with the sauce, other than to just drizzle drippings over meat when I served. My whole family loved these! We will definitely make this recipe again, especially since it took very little time to dump everything in and get this started this morning.

seejay85's Review

July 13, 2012

Killin4Cupcakes's Review

March 18, 2012
Delicious. I used a bit more of the ketchup and added more chile powder than the recipe called for and because my hubby and I are garlic freaks we also had to add minced garlic. I used country ribs which is what the recipe calls so there is no need for anything to fall off the bone. I can't stand ribs on the bone for some reason but country ribs and this sauce is perfection.

CabernetGal's Review

December 06, 2010

barski1's Review

October 25, 2010
Did not like the ribs sauce was bland also not enough sauce

Kristymcd's Review

October 03, 2010
These ribs were awesome! This is now my go to recipe for ribs! Instead of the broiler I threw them on the grill for a few mins. on each side. The sauce is excellent!!

aryzek's Review

July 12, 2010
Too vinegary. The meat tasted sour and fermented, all I could taste was the vinegar. Maybe use half the amount of vinegar next time. The meat was very tender though, falling off the bone, not dry at all, so that's a plus. I didn't reduce the sauce because cooking it down made my whole house smell like vinegar.