Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

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Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs, these boneless country-style ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, juicy, and full of delicious BBQ flavor! When you don’t want to grill, try the next best thing, the slow cooker gives delicious results every time. 

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

These ribs are the perfect dish for a weeknight family dinner. This easy-to-make dish has just 10 minutes of prep time and gets a “five-star rating” from both kids and adults. You can make this delicious and flavorful pork recipe that will become a family favorite.

But first…

Today was the first day of school.

I hate it.

I cried.


Today was the first time ever that neither one of the boys wanted me to walk them in on the first day. Maybe because they’re at the same school and Ryder felt secure with Lincoln being there.

He assured me that he stilled loves me. I’m sure he saw the tears welling up in my eyes. I hate each new school year.

I like hanging with them, we had so much fun this Summer. I’m glad they’re well-adjusted and not needy. They have good teachers and I know they’ll have a good year. I still miss them and their silliness all day!

So I’m feeling nostalgic, sharing pics of some of our fun Summer activities!

ice cream

Triple Decker Ice Cream Cones – now, that’s got Summer written all over it!!

the beach

We vacationed at the beach, Orange Beach, AL, for a week!

Lincoln's first swim meet

Lincoln participated in his first swim meet. He did great and had a great time!

Lincoln had a spend-the-night birthday celebration. No sleep took place!

Incredible Pizza

We had a fun day at Incredible Pizza, where they played video games, rode go-carts, played putt-putt golf and ate some incredible pizza!


Lincoln really is part fish. When he’s not practicing on the swim team, he’s swimming for fun.
He practices his ‘corkscrew’ dives.


 We watched golf and we played golf.
The boys love the new Par 3 at our local club.

fun on the cart July 2013

We bought a golf cart and love cruising the neighborhood to see what’s going on.

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

I know you’re thinking, enough with the Jones Family Memories! Ok, ok, let’s get to the recipe.

I’m always looking for great tasty dinner options that are easy and don’t require a lot of hands-on time for me in the kitchen. Slow-cookers are a great way to incorporate in my plan and I don’t always just make soup in them.

Horizontal of slow cooker ribs

My Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs are perfect for the meat-eating boys. I chose Country-style cut for this recipe because they are the meatiest ribs. I usually find them in packages of 6 to 8 ribs. These ribs become really tender using the low and slow method in the slow cooker. If I have time, cook on the lowest setting for 6 to 8 hours.

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

 Ingredients you’ll need

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and save the recipe to your personal and private recipe box right here on Call Me PMc. This way you’ll never misplace it.

  • country-style pork ribs
  • garlic, minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion, minced
  • hickory-flavored bbq sauce
  • jalapeno jelly, the red kind

Basically, everything goes in the slow cooker. You can sear the ribs first on the stove, but if you’re short on time you can skip that step.

The ribs will be fork tender after a few hours in the slow cooker.

Sometimes we eat these with green beans and corn casserole. Other times, We eat them over rice with a green salad. They’re really good with any side dish.

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs Process

Ingredients for country ribs
Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs in slow cooker
Ground black pepper
Diced onions
Raw ribs with spices and sauce.
Bowl of barbecue sauce.
Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

While you’re here, check out these recipes

  1. Slow Cooker BBQ Beans
  2. Roast and Potato Nachos
  3. Cider Country Ribs
  4. Molasses Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs

I updated this post from an earlier version dated August 13, 2013. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

Slow Cooker Spicy Sweet Country-style Ribs

I love boneless country-style ribs with their fall-off-the-bone tender meat and rich flavor.
Author: Paula
5 from 44 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 18 ounces hickory-flavored bbq sauce
  • ¾ cup jalapeno jelly red


  • Sear ribs in a (very hot) cast-iron skillet for one minute on each side. If you're tight on time, you can skip this step.
  • Turn your slow cooker on low, and add ribs to the cooker.
  • Top the ribs with garlic, salt, pepper, onions, bbq sauce, and jalapeno jelly. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Remove the ribs and skim fat from the sauce. Pour sauce over the ribs. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. In no time they’re gone and you look in the mirror and realize you’re middle aged or late middle aged. If I would say one thing I would tell you to not just go about your daily activities but create special time for the kids, whether at home or on vacation. We had a lot of good times in our pool and on our trampoline, snow skiing, going on a “visit roller coasters” road trip, spending the whole month of July at the beach, and visiting National Parks (which they hated at the time). I hope they will remember these things when I am old. PS I am going to cook your ribs, which I am sure they will say they hate but which they will remember with fondness later.

    1. Funny, because today is the last day of school. I’m so happy they’ll be home with me, but the school year flew by. It was a tough Fall semester but we finally got lined out this Spring. Thanks for your sweet words. I wish time could stand still and they’d be my babies forever.

  2. Yummy! My mouth’s watering. I just pinned this to my Crockpot Board and will be trying it soon! Thanks for sharing your recipes! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features this week and link up this post (and others)!

  3. So fun, love all the summer pics. Looks like you guys had a fun and relaxing summer! These Spicy Sweet Ribs sound awesome and major bonus on the fact you can make them in the crock pot! Might need to try this one.. pinning for later!

  4. Those ribs look great!!! Found you over at Tuesday’s Table. I am co-hosting Tasty Tuesdays this week and would love for you to link up this recipe.

    Lori’s Culinary Creations

  5. I love the spicy sweet sauce for these ribs Paula!!! Seriously fantastic! And I know what you mean, it really is so sad when school starts. I love having the kids home, we’ve had so much fun. The start of school is a reminder that time passes so quickly!

    1. That’s what it is for me, I think 5th grade!? How can that be I just brought him home from the hospital!!!

      This sauce is very good, I love jalapeno pepper sauce!

  6. So fun to see a recap of your summer! Your boys are getting big. I can just see you cruisin around in your new golf cart! Love the rib recipe too. All I ever find here is the green jalapeno jelly. Can I use that??

    1. I know, I hate they’re getting big 🙁 but they’re so much fun right now. We have worn the wheels off that cart! So much fun! The green has a slightly diff flavor and isn’t as hot, but I’ve used it when I can’t get the red and it’s very close to the same.

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