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Slow Cooker Southern Style Pork Ribs

Southern style slow cooker pork ribs

With the snow falling and the temperatures dipping into the teens, my slow cooker is being used often. I love the way the house smells when something is in the slow cooker. It’s just a warm homey feeling to cook up a soup or a chili when it’s cold. And we all know just how hectic this time of year is. I still can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve already! If you have family coming over and things are busy, this “set it and forget it” recipe will please everyone without slaving away in the kitchen.

Sometimes I’m not able to make the whole meal from scratch and McCormick’s slow cooker seasoning packets really come in handy.  These handy seasoning mixes take the guess work out of it and are so convenient. A couple of Sunday’s ago, I set this meal up before I left for church. We love pork ribs and I know just how tender they turn out when cooked either in a smoker or a slow cooker. The ribs made here fell off the bone they were so tender.


Slow Cooker Southern Style Pork Ribs

Serves 4-6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours, 5 minutes
Misc Serve Hot
Website McCormick's
These are deliciously sweet and tangy


  • 1 packet McCormick's Slow Cooker Southern Style BBQ Seasoning
  • 1 cup Ketsup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 Medium red onion (cut into quarters)
  • 2lb pork ribs (cut into four sections)


Some slow cookers heat differently. Check halfway through and 3/4 of the way through for doneness


Step 1
Slow Cooker Southern Style Pork Ribs
Mix the seasoning packet, ketsup, honey and garlic in a small bowl
Step 2
Slow Cooker Southern Style Pork Ribs
Place the cut onion and ribs in the slow cooker and pour the sauce on top. The onion is cut into large pieces for flavor only.
Step 3
Slow Cooker Southern Style Pork Ribs
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Serve with couscous or rice & corn


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The slow cooker southern style pork ribs that were made here were so tender, moist and had a sweet tangy flavor that was a great compliment to the pork. By adding large chunks of onion, it gave the sauce lots of extra flavor without overpowering it. I prefer red onions for this very reason. I served this with corn on the cob since it seemed so appropriate with this recipe.

So there you have it. A simple recipe that will make everyone happy but won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours.

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  • Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas December 27, 2013, 6:08 pm

    Oh boy, those look so good! I wish I lived close to you so I could come steal some of these from you!!
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  • Paula@SweetPea December 30, 2013, 5:32 am

    I love ribs! Do you use the ones labeled “Country Style Ribs”? I rarely cook ribs and when I do am confused as to which to buy.

  • Dana@chocolateandsunshine December 31, 2013, 10:37 am

    Hi – found you from the Pincentive Blog Hop. Happy to have discovered you. Printed this recipe. I tried to Pin it, too, but said the image was too small. No worries — just fyi. My daughter will love this recipe.
    Happy New Year,

    • Lori Hart December 31, 2013, 3:36 pm

      There were some problems with the server this morning so maybe that’s why it was giving fits. Who knows…. Have a great new year and thank for stopping by

  • Linda January 1, 2014, 8:49 am

    Yummy! Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Happy New Year!

  • Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy January 3, 2014, 7:26 pm

    I LOVE pork ribs!! Even better when they’re cooked in the crock pot! This sounds so yummy and easy too! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinning!!
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