Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs
These Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs with their citrus-based sauce are a delicious change of pace. Cooked low and slow for maximum tenderness.
There’s not much better to this southern girl than pork ribs. We most often have them with a barbecue sauce, but sometimes it’s really nice to change that up a bit.
Using your slow cooker means that the oven isn’t going for hours and neither do you have to stand watch over a grill outdoors in the heat. Both of which are why the slow cooker is my favorite way to prepare ribs.
My personal preference is for spare ribs. However, BeeBop likes the “country style” ribs. They’re very meaty and have no bones.
He says spare ribs just aren’t worth it for the amount of work you have to do. In other words, there’s not enough meat on those bones for him! And, truth be told, the country style do better in the slow cooker.
Hope you enjoy these. We certainly did!
How to Make Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs:
Place the ribs in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Mix well and pour over the ribs.
Cook for 6-7 hours on low setting or until ribs are done throughout. Spoon some of the sauce over the ribs for serving.
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Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs
- 2 ½ pounds country style pork loin ribs
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup BBQ sauce of your choice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Place the ribs in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Mix well and pour over ribs.
- Cook 6-7 hours on low setting. Spoon sauce over ribs for serving.
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What a great way to change up ribs! I’m a rub and then sauce person but these citrus flavors sound delicious!
What a great way to change up regular bbq ribs! The orange and lime would put me in a tropical kind of mood.
We tend to get the spare ribs too – but I’m going to get the country ribs the next time! And I especially like the ease of cooking these in the slow cooker!
I love the tropical twist on these ribs. I’m all about tropical this summer!
Yes! I thought about your recent luau when I was making these, Renee :-)
I like the idea of orange and lime together!! These look mouth-watering!
Thanks, Ashley. The orange and lime give them a nice citrus background flavor.
These look fabulous. I will certainly try them.
They’re really good and so easy to do in the crockpot!
I love the orange and lime in this!
Thanks! I do, too. It’s a nice change from plain barbecue sauce.