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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.

These Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs with their citrus-based sauce are a delicious change of pace. Cooked low and slow for maximum tenderness. From @NevrEnouighThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/slow-cooker-tropical-ribs/

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:

Pork ribs in a slow cooker.

Place the ribs in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker.

Sauce ingredients added to the 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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These Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs with their citrus-based sauce are a delicious change of pace. Cooked low and slow for maximum tenderness. From @NevrEnouighThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/slow-cooker-tropical-ribs/

Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs

Meaty country style ribs slow cooked in a citrus based sauce.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 392kcal | Carbohydrates 10g | Protein 36g | Fat 22g | Saturated Fat 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat 2g | Monounsaturated Fat 5g | Trans Fat 1g | Cholesterol 136mg | Sodium 591mg | Potassium 679mg | Fiber 1g | Sugar 8g | Vitamin A 90IU | Vitamin C 11mg | Calcium 52mg | Iron 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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11 Comments

  1. What a great way to change up ribs! I’m a rub and then sauce person but these citrus flavors sound delicious!

  2. Cookin Canuck says:

    What a great way to change up regular bbq ribs! The orange and lime would put me in a tropical kind of mood.

  3. Martha @ A Family Feast says:

    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!

  4. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    I love the tropical twist on these ribs. I’m all about tropical this summer!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Yes! I thought about your recent luau when I was making these, Renee :-)

  5. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    I like the idea of orange and lime together!! These look mouth-watering!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Thanks, Ashley. The orange and lime give them a nice citrus background flavor.

  6. These look fabulous. I will certainly try them.

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      They’re really good and so easy to do in the crockpot!

  7. The Food Hunter says:

    I love the orange and lime in this!

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      Thanks! I do, too. It’s a nice change from plain barbecue sauce.