Simple & Delicious Magazine: Country Style Ribs

We are so excited to announce that we are featured in the December/January issue of Simple & Delicious Magazine! We’ve been working on it for quite a while, but we can finally¬†let the cat out of the bag! ūüėČ


We are sharing our very favorite no-fuss, big taste slow-cooker recipes that will help keep you from going through the drive through this holiday season and make healthier choices in the new year. We’ve got 10+ easy recipes AND tips to get the best results using your slow cooker (plus a little bit more about us!).


You can see the whole spread with ALL of our recipes on the Taste of Home site HERE.

Plus, you can subscribe to Simple & Delicious for an AWESOME pre-Christmas price (69% off!) HERE.
Simple & Delicious is a magazine made specifically for busy mom’s (that’s why we love it!) and is available in print by subscription only, plus on lots of digital platforms, too (like iPad, Kindle, and Nook).

Today, we’re highlighting our favorite recipe from the spread:
Country Style Ribs


Serves: 4

Super Easy Country-Style Ribs

These super-easy country style ribs are quickly thrown in the slow cooker for a delicious meal your whole family will love!

10 minPrep Time

5 hrCook Time

5 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs


  1. In a large resealable plastic freezer bag, combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, seasoned salt and, if desired, liquid smoke. Add pork; seal bag and freeze.
  2. To use, place filled freezer bag in refrigerator 48 hours or until completely thawed. Transfer contents of bag to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove ribs to a serving platter. Skim fat from cooking liquid. If desired, transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 12-15 minutes or until sauce is reduced to 1-1/2 cups. Serve with ribs.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main Dish

Equipment needed for this recipe:
Freezer Bags
3-qt Slow Cooker
Small Saucepan

 Happy Cooking!

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8 Responses to “Simple & Delicious Magazine: Country Style Ribs”

  1. Congratulations on the spread in Taste of Home, I will look for a copy at my grocery store. In regard to the ribs, is it necessary to freeze the ribs first before then thawing them and cooking in the slow cooker? Can they just be placed in the fridge to marinate for a period of time before cooking? Thank you.
  2. I just finished reading through your recipes in the Dec / Jan 2015 Taste of Home and have the same question as Tamara above. If you want to make the recipes right away, can you place the ingredients in the bag and marinate over night without the freezing step? I look forward to trying your recipes, they sound delicious and also appreciate the option to make ahead and freeze for another day. Great meals for College Students on the go too! Thank you

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