Crock Pot Blackened Chipotle Country Ribs

No one ever said life should or would be easy. But sometimes it does seem harder than it should be. Like most of ours weekends, during the spring sports season, we are swamped. This past weekend we had five games (actually a light schedule), regular yard work, plus 3 yards of dirt, and two rose bushes.www.dadwhats4dinner.com

That should be enough for one weekend, but we decided to throw in a swarming attack of flying ants Saturday night, a twisted ankle and sunburn (while doing said yard work on Sunday), and the topper, a broken garage door Sunday night.20150504_111808

So this morning I had plenty of phone calls to make. I also needed to make a dish for teachers appreciation luncheon at school, plus we have away games every night this week,

To add a little more craziness, my mother (who lives with us) started six weeks of radiation treatment today, for breast cancer. Even though I sound like I’m complaining, I’m not. Life is good and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Well maybe without the swarm of ants and busted garage door.

I’m glad I had this easy crock pot dish ready to go. Oh well, I hope you enjoy this great pork recipe during your busy week. Try not to sprain your ankle in the process..

I served the country ribs on top of easy cheese grits. Click here for the recipewww.dadwhats4dinner.com


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  • 4-6 lb Pork Loin Country Style Ribs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp blackened seasoning
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (Substitute regular paprika if needed)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp dry onion soup mix (Click here for recipe for homemade dry onion soup mix)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (Optional) (Tip: Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce come in a small can. Freeze unused peppers, in the sauce for, later use.)


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Remove ribs from package and pat dry.www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  3. Remove excess fat and season liberally with salt and pepper. Season with blackened seasoning and smoked paprika. Rub spices into ribs.www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  4. Brown ribs in pan on all sides (2-3 minutes per side). (TIP: Brown ribs in batches. Do not overcrowd pan or ribs will not brown, but will steam) www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  5. Add onion to bottom of crock pot. As ribs are browned, layer them in the crock pot.www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  6. Sprinkle first layer with 1 1/2 tbsp onion soup mix. Continue layering browned ribs in two layers. Sprinkle remaining onion soup mix over ribs.www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  7. Add apple juice, broth, chilpotle peppers and Worcestershire to pan. Bring to boil and scrape up brown bits from bottom of pan. Stir to combine.www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  8. Pour sauce over ribs.www.dadwhats4dinner.com
  9. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. Remove chipotle peppers. Serve over cheesy grits with cooking liquids.

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7 thoughts on “Crock Pot Blackened Chipotle Country Ribs”

    1. Thanks Indu… Oh it gets better!! Our Air Conditioning stopped working yesterday in the house and the temperature was over 85 in Cincinnati today. But here is the good news. My neighbor fixed my garage door last night. Amazing (Thanks Chris) and the AC was fixed today at a minimal cost. So, I was probably complaining, but as I said, life is good, I am blessed and and have no needs unlike millions of people in this world. Quinn

  1. I hope your mother’s treatment goes well! Thinking of y’all! This dish looks delicious. Happy FF, and have a hopefully (more relaxing) weekend. 🙂

    1. Thanks. She is doing good. I posted a recipe today in honor of her and Mothers Day. Happy FF and yes I hope it is more relaxing but I doubt it. :))) Have a great weekend.

  2. I’ve only just recently been introduced to country style ribs but I am HOOKED. When done correctly the meat is so juicy and tender. Your ribs look great!

    1. Hi Jess, Country ribs can be a little fatty but that is also why they are moist and tender. I try to trim as much of the fat as I can. Also if done in the crock pot you can skim off some of the fat . Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. QUinn

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