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.
- 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
- Arrange the boneless pork ribs in the slow cooker or in a slow cooker cooking bag.
- 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.
- Pour the sauce over the ribs in the slow cooker.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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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