Makes 8 servings

Slow cookers don't brown food, so here we broil the ribs for extra flavor before adding them to the pot. Serve with cornbread and a simple green salad with creamy Italian or ranch dressing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place beans in a 5-quart electric slow cooker; set aside.

Step 2

Cut ribs apart; sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place ribs on a broiling pan.

Step 3

Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 18 to 20 minutes or until browned, turning once. Add ribs to slow cooker, and sprinkle with onion.

Step 4

Combine jelly, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce in a saucepan; cook over low heat until jelly melts. Pour over ribs; stir gently.

Step 5

Cover and cook at HIGH 5 to 6 hours or at LOW 9 to 10 hours. Remove ribs. Drain bean mixture, reserving sauce. Skim fat from sauce. Arrange ribs over bean mixture; serve with sauce.

Step 6

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Thick 'n Spicy Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce and Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

jasoncook940's Review

January 04, 2012
This is unreal good!!! I made this this for my self one day ended up taking it to work. Now all I hear from my co-workers is PORK N BEANS. This is how I did it 4.5lbs country style pork ribs rubbed them with sea salt and pepper put in broiler 10min each side. Put beans and cut up onion in slow cooker. Heated up Jack Daniels spicy BBQ sauce with green hot sauce. I couldnt find any jalapeno jelly so this is what I did. Found I can 5oz of roasted jalepenos and took 5oz stawberry jelly put in with BBQ mixture heated up until boiling. Took ribs out of oven put on a plate and covered with hot BBQ mixture. Let stand for 10-15min. Took soaked ribs put on top of bean in the slow cooker. Took half remaining BBQ mixture and covered ribs. Set slow cooker to low and waited 8 hours unreal good

Onecentinvegas's Review

November 03, 2013
SO YUMMY! Easy, cheap and delicious! Soaked my beans the night before and grilled the ribs outside in the morning. Dumped the entire thing in the slow cooker and went to work. Delicious meal for a chilly evening. Husband raved! Have made this several times and it is always a hit.

seaside725's Review

August 29, 2013
This was an ok dish. I thought it was a bit overcooked, so next time I will cut the time. I cooked them in the crock pot for 7 hours on low and although the beans were really tasty, we all thought the ribs were dry.

LisainTX's Review

March 14, 2013
Will try again, but the beans burned on the bottom. Maybe my slow cooker is hotter than it should be, but with some changes, I think it will be a winner. Now, what to change.... :-)

Kit992241's Review

December 10, 2011
the rib part great the beans not to impressed

JimandAmy's Review

December 06, 2011
I used about a quater pound dried pintos which I soaked the night before. I added about 2 cups water to compensate and got a runny sauce, but otherwise worked well. I'll try 1 cup water next time. There will be a next time.

Emz101's Review

August 08, 2011
This recipe was good but it wasn't outstanding. First I dont cook with 'country style ribs' often so I would have liked a little more information on trimming it, does that mean all the fat? some of the fat? the stringy bits? Cut the long ribs in half? Putting the recipe together was quite easy though. I agree that browning isn't a neccesary step. The flavor was good, a bit spicy for me, not enough spicy for my boyfriend. The beans were definatly the best part, the meat was ok but im not much of a meat eater. It was very moist but seemed a bit greasy to me even after removing all the fat from the sauce. I wouldn't use this exact recipe again but I would use it as a good base to create something else.

rockyhillgal's Review

May 18, 2011

Princess222's Review

April 29, 2011
Two of my favorites for week night meals: delicious and super easy. As another viewer wrote, the beans are the star of the show. The ribs are very tender and flavorful but the beans add the smoky, bbq kick. Next time we have guests invited for a barbeque I will make the beans regardless of whether we have the ribs. Definetly guest worthy, my husband loved this recipe!

pattersonva's Review

March 26, 2011
This was very delicious. Everyone loved it. I live in an area where you can't get jalapeno jelly, so I just chopped up some jalapenos (the best I could do!). It turned out great, and I enjoyed serving jalapenos in with my beans. A+++ everyone loved this. Will make again for sure!!