Get your crockpot, we’re takin’ it easy today.
Here’s a CRAZY fact … Country Style Pork Ribs are not “actually” ribs! WHAT? Yep, it’s true. Country Style Pork Ribs are a great cut of pork made from the end of the loin. THAT’S WHY THEY’RE SO MEATY.
Now that we know that secret, let’s get to cookin’.
First things first. Get your Country Style Pork Ribs from State Street Meats out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you begin. Locate your crockpot and cast iron skillet, you’ll need both.
- Bone-in Country Style Pork Ribs from State Street Meats
- Salt and Coarse Pepper
- Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3/4 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Molasses
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
- 1 Chopped Red or Green Pepper
- 1 Chopped Sweet Onion
- 1 Chopped Jalepeno Pepper
- Pat the ribs dry with paper towel, then generously Salt and Pepper on all sides.
- Heat Olive Oil in cast iron skillet till piping hot, then sear those ribs to a golden brown. Once seared, place them in crockpot on low. HINT: You can sear in batches if it’s easier? Ribs should have some room in the pan. Before you scrub the pan clean, please read “Extra Mile Apples and Kraut” below.
- Whisk Apple Cider Vinegar, Ketchup, Molasses, Honey, Minced Garlic, Chili Powder, and Ground Mustard together in a medium size bowl.
- Stir in chopped Red/Green Pepper, Sweet Onion, and Jalepeno Pepper.
- Pour mixture over ribs.
- Put the lid on that crockpot and cook on LOW for about 7-8 hours until ribs are done.
- Place the ribs on a serving platter.
Wanna go the extra mile?
Extra Mile Apples and Kraut
Ok. So you’ve decided to make the Bone-in Country Style Pork Ribs! That’s great. If you want to boost this recipe to phenomenal status, dive into the Extra Mile Apples and Kraut.
- 3-4 Sliced Apples (leave the skin on)
- 1 cup of Raw or Dried Cranberries
- 1 cup of Sauce from the Crockpot
- 1 bag of drained, rinsed Sauerkraut
- 1/2 can of your favorite Hard Cider (We like Angry Orchard Crisp, but the world of ciders is a big place, so you do you!)
- After the ribs are done, remove them from the crockpot and place them uncovered, in the oven. Keep them warm till this next bit of magic is complete.
- Remove the leftover grease from the cast iron skillet (the one that was used to sear the ribs), but don’t scrape it clean. Add 1/2 cup of Sauce from the Crockpot and heat skillet to medium high. Add Sliced Apples and Cranberries. Cook till apples are browned and liquid is pretty much gone. Turn the heat down to low.
- Add one bag of drained, rinsed Sauerkraut, another 1/4 cup of Sauce from the Crockpot and a 1/2 can of Hard Cider. Simmer for 10-15 minutes add more Hard Cider if needed.
- Serve “Extra Mile Apples and Kraut” as a bed for the Bone-in Country Style Pork Ribs.