Crock Pot Pork Ribs with Zesty Barbeque Sauce

Need a tasty meal that only takes minimal prep work? Crock Pot Pork Ribs with Zesty Barbeque Sauce will be a new family favorite, they are delish!

Crock Pot Ribs with Zesty BBQ

I love ribs, my husband loves them more!  I finally bit the bullet and decided to try making them.  They turned out pretty yummy I must say. Falling off the bone delicious Crock Pot Pork Ribs with Zesty Barbeque Sauce – you’re going to be so happy you found this recipe!

And yes, another crock pot meal.  As summer approaches I am embracing my crock pot more than ever.  I work mainly in the summer so I’m really loving the idea of having dinner in there!  And the bonus is that it doesn’t heat up your kitchen making your AC work overtime or not having AC!  AUGH!  But, quite honestly I don’t want a heavy roast in the summer so I’m on a quest to find and make “summer” foods in the crock pot a few nights a week.  This is definitely on the list.

I wasn’t sure how ribs would go in the crock pot – but you guys??? They were tender and delish – you’re going to be obsessed with this! Plus you don’t have to spend all day grilling. LOVE IT! We gobbled these up in no time.

What else is perfect? Because it’s in the Slow Cooker you can take Crock Pot Pork Ribs with Zesty Barbeque Sauce with you. Going to a picnic? Bring your slow cooker. Going to a friends house? Take these along and wow everyone! You’re going to love these ribs!

Ps – if you’re making freezer meals?  This one would be great!

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Crock Pot Pork Ribs with Zesty Barbeque Sauce


  • 2-4 pounds of pork ribs
  • 1 C chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp hot mustard (I used a spicy brown)
  • 1/2 C dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 C vinegar (I used white wine but apple cider would be great in this)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C brown sugar depending on your tastes
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 C water


  1. Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Place meat in crock pot
  3. Mix together chili sauce, garlic, peppers, coriander, chili powder, mustard, corn syrup, sugar, and vinegar.
  4. Pour mixture over meat and set to low for 6-8 hours
  5. Before serving take out some of the sauce and boil on stove. Mix the corn starch with the water and pour in slowly while constantly stirring to make a rich BBQ gravy

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  1. We love ribs. I am going to have to try this the next time I make them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again this week. Pinning

  2. Sounds amazing! I’m searching for a summer dinner party recipe, and this one might be the winner!

  3. I am new to this site (and freezer cooking) so please forgive my ignorance. I am slightly confused though, are you recommend that you make these ribs as directed above and then freeze them? Then defrost them one night to use for a meal? Or are you saying to freeze the ribs? Make and freeze the sauce and then use them in the crockpot on the day that you want to cook them?


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