Smoky Apple Butter Ribs

Juicy slow-cooked pork served with apple butter sauce - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
lb boneless pork country-style ribs
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
medium onion, sliced
1/2
cup apple butter
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon liquid smoke
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place ribs. Cover with onion slices. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over ribs and onion.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Remove ribs from cooker; place on serving platter. Cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Pour juices from cooker through strainer into 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 5 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Serve sauce with ribs.

Expert Tips

Liquid smoke is made by burning hickory chips and condensing the smoke into liquid form. Look for it in the condiment section of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
750
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
210mg
210%;
Sodium
570mg
570%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
70g
70%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 10 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.