Tender, melt in your mouth country style pork ribs have universal appeal. It doesn’t matter if you are on a paleo diet or not. This simple slow cooker recipe is easy to prepare, but so good you probably won’t have to worry about leftovers.
You can make your own sauce or use a commercial prepared sauce. I prefer to make my own, I made the same sauce from my pressure cooker pulled pork.
In a sauce pan, heat 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Add one diced onion and cook until soft. Add 2 to 6 minced garlic cloves. Then add 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of broth (preferable homemade), 1 6 to 7 ounce jar of tomato paste, one teaspoon dry mustard powder, 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (optional), 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and sweetener if desired (honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.). let simmer about 10 minutes.
Place the country style pork ribs in the crock pot, fat side up, bone side down if possible. Pour the sauce over the ribs. Add about a cup of liquid if you are using commercial sauce to provide enough cooking liquid. Set to low and let cook 6 to 8 hours.
They are done when the pull apart easily. Optional, put them under the broiler a couple of minutes to brown and crisp.
This is a hearty meal that would go great with cauliflower “potato” salad, or regular paleo potato salad. If you do happen to have leftovers – pull apart the meat and add to Bok Choy Stir-fry for your next meal. This may become one of your favorite paleo slow cooker recipes.