OMT’s Most Popular Post of All-Time: Crock-Pot Pork Shoulder Ribs

October 7, 2013 is the date this post originally hit the vast Internets.

Ever since then, folks from all over the world have learned how to make these incredibly easy pork shoulder ribs in the slow-cooker.

It’s been a revelation how popular this particular post has been and continues to be.

No doubt about it, the whole world loves an easy to make Crock-Pot recipe!

Crock-Pot Pork Ribs

Who else just had a yummmmm?

You should.

Slow-cooked boneless pork shoulder style ribs are easy and delicious to make, especially if you have a crock-pot.

Ready to learn how to impress your family? Yeah, you are!

This is how OMT! makes her ribs (when Garry isn’t outside smoking them on the pit):

#1) Line those boneless pork ribs on a pan and proceed with the sweet-talk.

Look how fat and plump you are. You’re gonna be delicious when I’m done with you!

Note the rub in the tiny mason jar ~gasp~, which was a gift…I swear.

OMT's Most Popular Post of All-time: Crock-Pot Pork Shoulder Ribs

G-Daddy makes his own special rub, but you can buy any number of delicious rubs out on the market today.

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The Fiesta brand rub is much-loved in Texas, in case you need a bit of a starting point.

Just match the rub with the type of meat you’re cooking.

#2) Sprinkle the pork ribs with rub, and then….RUB! This isn’t an exact science, so if some spots are bare, meh, no biggie.

OMT's Most Popular Post of All-time: Crock-Pot Pork Shoulder Ribs

#3) Layer in slow cooker.

#4) Decide how you wanna cook those badboys.

I did 6-hours on low and then another 1.5-hours on high, with no additional liquid.

You can do a 10-hour on low, also. Some folks like to add 1/2 cup of apple juice, or if you’re in my house, add a 12-oz. can of regular Dr. Pepper (roll your eyes all you want, but until it adds an amazing complexity to the meat).

The day I made these, I knew I wouldn’t have the time for a 10-hour cook, so I went for the faster method.

#5) You can finish the ribs in the oven, as well.

They will cook down and be a bit wet in the crock-pot, so if you prefer, lay them on a pan and finish in a 350° oven for about 30 minutes.

This is also where you can add the BBQ sauce if you prefer (remember anything with a high sugar content will burn quickly, so add this in the last 10-minutes or so).

Because I didn’t add any liquid to cook them in this time, when they were finished, I laid them out on a cookie sheet and put them under the broiler for about 5-minutes.

Coming out from under the broiler:

OMT's Most Popular Post of All-time: Crock-Pot Pork Shoulder Ribs

#6) Nom your way into a pork rib coma.

It’s that simple!

I usually get a large pack of ribs, so we can not only enjoy them the day we cook them, a day of leftovers, and also have some to throw some in the freezer for a day I’m pressed for time to make dinner.

Easy and incredibly delish!  A winning combo in my book.

Happy cooking, y’all!

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  1. Yum! I *just* made crockpot ribs for dinner last night. I did a rub then added some BBQ sauce once in the crockpot. So good! I’ll have to look for that Fiesta brand rub.

  2. I’m trying these this weekend!

  3. Sounds yummy – I pinned them to my crockpot board at Pinterest and I’ll have to check out your pulled pork recipe too. Thanks for a lovely visit via Grand Social. You’re in my prayers 🙂


  4. I’m totally making these the next time that Hubs is home!!

  5. Crock pot pork ribs are soooo amazing – this sounds amazing!

  6. Thank you – sounds good and I love my slow cooker.

  7. Can you use Coca Cola in place of Dr. Pepper? Thanks.

  8. I got ones with bones couldn’t find any boneless hope that’s ok. Also since ill be trying the dr pepper do i still cook them on low for 6 hrs?


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