Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs

Rated as 4.16 out of 5 Stars

"Slow cooked pork spare ribs, or country style ribs, also great with boneless, skinless chicken breasts."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


8 h 45 m servings 483 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Place ribs in a large stock pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together soup, onion, garlic, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Remove ribs from water, and transfer to a slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs.
  3. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.
  4. If sauce is too thin when cooking time is done, drain sauce from ribs, and pour into a sauce pan. Combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch with a small amount of cold water, stir into sauce, and bring sauce to boil. Cook until sauce has reached desired thickness.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 483 calories; 31.2 g fat; 18.8 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 120 mg cholesterol; 1075 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar recipes


Read all reviews 260
  1. 339 Ratings

    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

The meat turned out very tender and moist. I made some changes: #1. Didn't boil the ribs first. #2.Cooked for 9 hours #3. Didn't use the sauce that was created because it was too onion-y. Next t...

Most helpful critical review

This version is very bland & way too much onion. Also, you don't need to boil the ribs first. All I do is cut the ribs in strips & place them into crock pot. I add my favorite barbeque sauce to ...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

The meat turned out very tender and moist. I made some changes: #1. Didn't boil the ribs first. #2.Cooked for 9 hours #3. Didn't use the sauce that was created because it was too onion-y. Next t...

Five stars, although I did change it somewhat. I used 1.5 times the brown sugar and used 1 cup of ketchup in place of the tomato soup, as I didn't have any on hand. I then also ended up doubli...

Very Good, Very Easy. I WILL make this recipe again. After boiling the PORK ribs I put them in the crock pot, but my crock didn't work so hot today for some reason. (Time to get a new one), So i...

We loved the ribs--except I would definitely take other people's advice by not using a whole onion--and maybe about half as much garlic. It was way too oniony! I used BBQ sauce instead of soy, a...

I didn't think I would like this recipe because of the tomato soup. I doubled the sauce ingredients and cooked it for 5 hours. I was in for a surprise. My husband and I loved this recipe. It's n...

Loved this recipe and I will use it every time ribs go on sale at the grocery store! I always felt overwhelmed by ribs because I don't have a grill and they can go wrong so easily. I was delig...

the only good thing about the recipie was the beef it turned out so moist and tender it was very good me and my husband wherent crazy about the sauce but the next day it tasted a little better i...

These are alright. I made them in my quest for a good rib recipe that can be made in the crock pot. Maybe that is my mistake because I feel that they were too tender. They were falling off the b...

I changed a few things after reading reviews. I used Sloppy Joe mix instead of tom. soup. also no cornstarch. I cooked with rice pilaf and green beans. Everyone loved it will definitly make ...