Boneless Country Style BBQ Ribs – Slow cooker Freezer Meal

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Sharing with you one of my easiest slow cooker freezer meal recipes – Boneless Country style BBQ Ribs. This meal is hearty, delicious, and flavorful.

Ingredients:
2-3 lbs. boneless pork country-style ribs
1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
salt and pepper

Directions: Lightly salt and pepper your boneless pork ribs on both sides. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Gently mix it all up. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove meat from slow cooker. Discard juices. Top with 1/2 cup fresh bbq sauce. Serve.

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To Freeze: Salt and pepper your boneless ribs. Mix together all other ingredients. Add all to a freezer safe gallon sized bag. Label and freeze. To cook thaw freezer bag, then add to slow cooker as directed. Cook on low 5-6 hours.

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Boneless Country Style BBQ Ribs
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2-3 lbs. boneless pork country-style ribs
  • ½ large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 1½ cups barbecue sauce
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Directions: Lightly salt and pepper your boneless pork ribs on both sides. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Gently mix it all up. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove meat from slow cooker. Discard juices. Top with ½ cup fresh bbq sauce. Serve.
  2. To Freeze: Salt and pepper your boneless ribs. Mix together all other ingredients. Add all to a freezer safe gallon sized bag. Label and freeze. To cook thaw freezer bag, then add to slow cooker as directed. Cook on low 5-6 hours.

 

Happy freezer meal cooking!

I love making 50 freezer meals in a day all at once so I don’t have to cook every day of the year. It’s a real time saver. If you are new to freezer meals see this post here.

See all of my freezer meal recipes here. 

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Comments

  1. i tried this ribs in the crock pot sunday and it was wonderful– thank you for sharing — i have been trying to try new things o get out of the funk of the same ole stuff— this works great — simple easy — had all the ingredients too — whiched helped — thank you

  2. Cori Farmer says:

    I made it this weekend and it did not flake like yours in the picture at all. Maybe I need to cook it on high? The flavor was good and I was hoping it would fall apart more than it did.

    • Hmmm…maybe cook it a bit longer? If my meat is not fall apart tender I usually cook it a few more hours. Slowcookers can vary, some will cook hotter than others.

  3. Inga Guenther says:

    This looks AMAZING! I can tell just by the ingredients that it will be! Going to try it next weekend! Thanks! Just found your site and am anxious to look it over! Only myself and my husband at home now, so cooking and freezing on the weekends makes sense and will save me time during the week. Just have to remember to thaw and I’m golden!

  4. Do you have the nutritional information for this recipe? Also, what is the best way to re-heat the leftovers for the next day?

    • Go to MyFitnessPal.com and sign in. CLick on food, then click on recipes. You can get individual food and/or full recipe nutritional info.

  5. Your recipe says to combine all the ingredients in the crock pot. But then at the end it says to top the ribs with 1/2 cup fresh BBQ sauce. So am I to put 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce into the slow cooker OR just 1 cup and save the other 1/2 for after they are done?

  6. I love your recipes! Thanks for sharing. It seems as if some of your freezer recipes cooked and then frozen, and some are frozen and then cooked?

  7. I was wondering if you could use the bone in ribs?

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      You definitely could but then you would need to either pull the bones off–or hopefully the meat would fall off the bone because it is so tender. I find that the boneless is best in the crock pot and the bones are best in the oven or on the grill.

  8. Your recipe sounds great but I’m curious. Why do you discard the juices after cooking? I expect a good bit of fat cooks out of the ribs. Is that the reason? Thanks!

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      Yes, the juice is the fatty grease from the ribs. Adding in the fresh BBQ sauce makes a big difference to the meal!

  9. This sounds delicious. I’m going to test it out this weekend. Any suggestions for some great side dishes to go with it?

  10. Kassandra says:

    I’ve never done freeze ahead of time crock pot meals. Just because I feel you would lose flavor? But looking at this one I am wondering if it would taste better because you are kind of marinating it? Have you tried both methods?

  11. What about using beef ribs? I am not a fan of pork ribs.

  12. Looks delicious! Where can you find boneless pork ribs? At my grocery, we only have boned ribs or pork tenderloin.

  13. Where do you buy boneless ribs?

  14. so glad I found your recipe, tried it and loved it. Blogging about it soon.

  15. Are you serious about discarding the meat juices and sauces created in the cooking process and then adding a bought in BBQ sauce?

    • That was the OLD me…or the crazy busy sometimes me (aka survival mode me) but if I have time I make a homemade BBQ sauce that is to die for!

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