Crock Pot Apple BBQ Pork Ribs Are Exactly What You Need In Your Life Right Now



What goes better with pork than apple sauce? This pairing is a beloved favorite for a reason—it’s absolutely delicious! As time goes on and recipes get overdone and become a little redundant, it can be fun to experiment and try out different things. The only worry is…what if no one likes it? Well we have the perfect comprise. We decided to take the long-celebrated food-couple of pork and apple but re-work it to give our taste buds that spice of the unfamiliar. The results? Mouthwatering ribs that taste as if they’ve been cooking over an open flame all day long. Want to know how to do this for yourself? Watch and find out.

Gather up your ingredients and tools before we get started.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 blender
  • 1 3-quart crock pot
  • 1 baking sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • basting brush
  • 5 pounds (2 full racks) of pork spare ribs
  • 1 apple
  • 1½ cups apple sauce
  • 1 diced onion
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 18 ounces BBQ sauce

What You’ll Need:

Okay, now let’s get down to business. First, arrange your spare ribs in a circle around the edges of your slow cooker. Continue layering the meat until it reaches the top, but has a large hole in the middle. In this center section, place your cored and sliced apple.

Now for the marinade. In a blender, combine your apple sauce, onion, sugar, and vinegar along with half of your BBQ sauce. Puree until smooth and then pour the whole thing over the top of your apple slices and meat. Cover and cook on high for about 5 hours. When you come back, try to resist sneaking a taste. Instead, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the ribs separately onto the surface.

Using your brush, baste the remaining BBQ sauce over the top and sides of your spare ribs. Broil for 5 to 10 minutes and plate as soon as possible for the best and most unique version of this classic we’ve ever tasted!