Slow Cooker Mississippi Ribs
These delicious slow cooker pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender. Based on the much-loved Mississippi beef roast recipe, but gets an extra kick from a bit of hot sauce and good ole Jack Daniels.
Prep Time15 minutes mins
Cook Time8 minutes mins
Total Time23 minutes mins
Course: Pork, Slow Cooker
Keyword: pork ribs, slow cooker pork
Servings: 4 -6
- 4-5 lbs baby back or regular pork spare ribs
- 1 pkg au jus gravy mix
- 1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/4 cup butter cut up
- 4-6 pepperoncini peppers
TO MAKE GRAVY
- 2 tbs-1/4 cup Jack Daniels whiskey
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- 3 tbs[ cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet optional, just for color
Rinse ribs, and cut into 2-3 rib sections. Pat dry and lay on a baking sheet. Broil on high heat until they begin to brown. You can eliminate this step. I do it because it looks better when served, but it makes no difference to the taste.
Place ribs in crock of at least a 5 quart slow cooker.
Mix the ranch dressing mix and the au jus mix in a small bowl.
Place the butter over the ribs, trying to distribute it evenly, then sprinkle the mixed gravy/dressing evenly over all.
Place the pepperocini over the ribs.
Cover and cook on HI for 5-6 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours (times are approximate--my cooker cooks hot so mine were done in 5 hrs)
When ribs are done (the meat will easily fall off the bone BUT they keep their shape when handled), remove them to a platter and cover to keep warm.
Turn the slow cooker to HI (if it's not already) and add the whiskey and hot sauce if using; stir.
Mix the cornstarch and water. While stirring liquid, pour in only enough of the cornstarch mixture to thicken gravy to your personal preference. Let the gravy cook about 5 minutes.
You may place the ribs back in the crock pot in the gravy to keep them warm if you're not eating immediately. Otherwise, pour the gravy in a gravy boat and serve it along with the ribs.
Mashed potatoes will go very well with this.
Makes 4-6 servings.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 1405kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 118g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 393mg | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 1123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4mg