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Slow Cooker Tropical Ribs

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5 from 2 votes
Meaty country style ribs slow cooked in a citrus based sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
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/

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.

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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.
5 from 2 votes
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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 health care 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. What a great way to change up regular bbq ribs! The orange and lime would put me in a tropical kind of mood.

  3. 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!