Crockpot Country Style Ribs with Maple BBQ Sauce

Dana Ramsey


I work full-time and don't get home until 5:30 so until I get things around to make my dinner it is pretty late. That is why I love using my crockpot! I can come home to an amazing meal. These ribs are so yummy and easy to make. My husband absolutely loved them. He even admitted to sneaking a bite or two before I got home!

★★★★★ 4 votes
20 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Loved this BBQ sauce on these ribs. They came out sooo tender. I love how easy this dish is to put together too ... makes you wonder why you spend time over a hot grill.


3 lb
country style pork ribs
garlic seasoning
everglades seasoning
1 c
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
4 Tbsp
pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
2 tsp
low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp
hot pepper sauce, your choice (i used texas pete)
1 1/2
strips of cooked bacon, chopped
dash of salt and some freshly ground pepper
mesquite liquid smoke


1Ribs: Sprinkle both sides with the garlic powder and everglades seasoning. Place a paper-towel over top and allow to rest while you make the sauce.
2Sauce: Place all ingredients, except chopped bacon and the liquid smoke, in a sauce pan, mix well and heat stirring occasionally do not allow to burn. Once it begins to come to a soft boil, remove from heat, stir in bacon bits, and place the sauce in a bowl or glass measuring cup, cover with saran wrap, set aside. (Do not refrigerate)
3Spray your crockpot with cooking spray, place ribs in and sprinkle with the mesquite liquid smoke. I used a cap full. Cook on low for 4 1/2 hours.
4Check meat after the 4 1/2 hours, should be a little pink yet, drain the liquid and cover the ribs with the BBQ sauce and cook for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
5My crockpot cooks a little hotter than normal so you may have to adjust your times or cook until a meat thermometer reads 145°. I must add that your house is going to smell so yummy while this is cooking. Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #ribs, #pork