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Slow Cooker Green Apple Ribs

Slow Cooker Green Apple Ribs



  • 5 lbs. pork spareribs
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 18 oz. BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green apple sliced



  1. Cut ribs into medium sections – about 3 ribs each.
  2. Place ribs in slow cooker (meaty side facing cooker) on bottom and around sides.
  3. Place apple slices on top of ribs.
  4. Combine onion, applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar and 1/2 of BBQ sauce in a bowl and mix. Pour over ribs.
  5. Cook on high 5-6 hours or until ribs are tender.
  6. Remove from slow cooker and brush with remaining BBQ sauce.
  7. Optional: Place ribs on baking sheet and broil 4-5 minutes for extra crispy ribs.