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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Country Ribs

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-10 hours on low
  • Total Time: 18 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Country style pork ribs are cooked low and slow in your slow cooker until fork tender and then served with a sweet and sour sauce. If you want, you can make baked potatoes at the same time and in the same pot to serve with your ribs. 


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 24 lbs country style pork ribs (bone-in or boneless)
  • Russet potatoes, optional
  • Cornstarch + water


  1. Whisk the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper together in your slow cooker.
  2. Nestle the ribs into the sauce.
  3. If you want baked potatoes then wrap your scrubbed russet potatoes in foil and place on the top of the ribs.
  4. Cover the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-10 hours (depending on your slow cooker and how hot it cooks).
  5. Remove the lid and remove the potatoes. Scoop the ribs on to a platter. Turn the slow cooker to high. Mix 2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 3 Tbsp of water in a small bowl. Stir the cornstarch slurry into the slow cooker. The sauce will thicken up in a about 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon the sauce over the meat and enjoy!
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Slow Cooker