Crockpot Sweet and Sour Country-Style Ribs

Sweet and Sour Country Style Ribs With Pineapple
Sweet and Sour Country Style Ribs With Pineapple. Diana Rattray
  • 19 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
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These crockpot sweet and sour country-style ribs are made with meaty pork ribs, pineapple, bell peppers, and a flavorful sweet and sour sauce.

Chunks of pineapple and strips of bell pepper and onion help to flavor these easy country-style pork ribs. The sauce is a simply seasoned mixture of tomato sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar. I used boneless country-style ribs, but you could use spare ribs, bone-in country-style ribs, or pork chops in the dish.

These pork ribs are delicious served with hot cooked rice and cooked frozen peas or broccoli. Add a little chili paste (sambal) or crushed red pepper to spice the sauce up a bit. 

What You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 pounds country-style ribs
  • 2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (20-oz.) can undrained pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup thickly sliced green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

How to Make It

  1. Arrange the boneless pork ribs in the slow cooker or in a slow cooker cooking bag. 
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the pineapple with juice, sliced onion, green bell pepper, and garlic.
  3. Pour the sauce over the ribs in the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or on LOW for 7 to 9 hours.

Makes about 6 to 8 servings.

Variations

  • Add some crushed red pepper flakes or sambal chili sauce if you like a little heat. 
  • Add a thinly sliced or julienne-cut carrot to the sauce mixture.
  • Make the dish with pork chops or cubes of pork loin or lean pork shoulder. 
  • Instead of pork, use boneless chicken thighs in the dish.

Reader Comments

  • "This recipe was so simple to make. We really enjoyed the flavor of the pineapple. The next day I shredded the meat and we had barbeque sandwiches. Definitely a keeper!" Danes
  • "When I first made this for my family they absolutely loved it. This is definitely a keeper!" T.Lynn

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