These incredibly easy Slow Cooked Country Ribs and Barbecue Beans are a dish that's filled with homespun comfort. It's guaranteed to satisfy your hungry eaters with leftovers to spare.
Easy Slow Cooked Country Ribs and Barbecue Beans Recipe
Pork and beans go together like peas and carrots. Beans of all kinds are a staple here in the South. They're inexpensive and will feed a family well barley making a dent in the grocery budget. Whether it's pinto's, black beans, navy beans, lima or butter beans they often form the entrée when serving an all vegetable supper. I have vivid memories of my Mom making our meals straight from the garden with beans and cornbread being the centerpiece of our meal.
How to Make the Best Slow Cooked Country Ribs and Barbecue Beans Recipe
Being a busy Mom I also need to come up with simple, but appetizing ways to serve comfort food dishes to my own family. This dish of slow cooked country pork ribs and barbecue baked beans fits the bill nicely and my kids love it.
- Ingredients you'll need to make Slow Cooked Country Ribs and Barbecue Beans: 3 cans baked beans, one can Rotel tomatoes, garlic salt, barbecue seasoning, boneless country style ribs, barbecue sauce and green onions.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A 6 quart slow cooker or similar, sharp knife and chopping board, measuring cups and spoons.
- To keep it simple, this dish begins with prepared baked beans making it easier than ever to assemble the night before and save time.
- You can use any brand of pork and beans that you enjoy.
- You can also use any flavor of barbecue sauce that you like. I find a thicker sauce does best for slow cooking without watering down the beans. Keep in mind it's the perfect opportunity to add spice by choose a chipotle barbecue sauce or similar.
- I used an easy to find barbecue seasoning for this recipe. You can certainly adapt using your favorite brand or spice blend.
- Serve them straight from the slow cooker with a heaping helping of homemade cole slaw and a generous wedge of hot buttered cornbread and call it a meal.
- If you prefer to make your own beans, checkout my recipe for Crockpot Pork and Beans for a scrumptious made-from-scratch alternative.
- Store leftover ribs and barbecue beans chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium heat on the stovetop in a heavy bottomed saucepan or in the microwave in single serving portions.
- You can also freeze these beans for up to 2 months.
More Southern Style Slow Cooker Recipes to Make
The terms slow cooker and crockpot are used interchangeably. They both refer to a cooking style known for cooking low and slow. More slow cooker and crockpot recipes you may like to try:
- Easy Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil can be made any day of the week.
- Tender and flavorful Slow Cooked Smothered Swiss Steak.
- Slow Cooker Potato Soup with ham is like comfort food in a bowl.
- Slow cooked Braised Beef Short Ribs melt in your mouth.
- You may also enjoy this recipe for Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup from Southern Living.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Slow Cooked Country Ribs and Barbecue Beans
- 3 28 ounce cans hickory flavored baked beans or your favorite
- 1 10 oz can Rotel Chili Fixins
- 3 ½ lbs boneless country style pork ribs cut into 3-inch chunks
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ cup Smokehouse Maple BBQ seasoning plus additional as needed (i.e. McCormick)
- 1 cup thick barbecue sauce I.e. Sweet Baby Rays plus additional for serving, if desired
- sliced green onions for garnishing
- Spray the bottom and sides of a 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Pour the beans into the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the diced tomatoes evenly over the beans.
- Rub the ribs liberally with barbecue seasoning. Add additional seasoning to your taste. Arrange the ribs over the beans. Sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Drizzle the ribs with 1 cup barbecue sauce.
- Lock lid into place cooking on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours or until the ribs are fork tender.
- Let stand uncovered for 15 minutes then gently stir.
- Serve topped with sliced green onions, cole slaw and cornbread, if desired..