Friday , 19 January 2018

Slow Cooker Country Ribs and Beans

Work has been kicking my butt recently but it’s about to ramp up.  I am officially going full-time July 9th (I work about 35 hours a week right now) so wish my luck!

And side note – has everyone been watching the story of the flesh-eating bacteria?  Crazy!  That poor women and now there’s another lady who’s come up with a case of it.  It seems like something from a horror story.

So quick post because I’m not going to lie, I’ve been getting up earlier and earlier to head in to work to try to get my stuff done and I’m pretty much exhausted.

But this is the perfect recipe to post for when you have no energy, no time, and you just want to get a dinner thrown together.

I’ve found that the problem with slow cooker meals (at least for me) is that they tend not to photo well and people who see it don’t realize how truly tasty a dish it.

Let me assure you, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy but how delicious this turned out.

As a bonus this dish is extremely budget friendly, using pantry staples a boneless pork country ribs which aren’t exactly an expensive cut of meat.

It’s not pictured but I kept the side pretty simple.  I sautéed some red onion, zucchini, yellow squash and red pepper with some spices then lightly sprinkled with cheddar cheese and dinner was served!

Slow Cooker Country Ribs and Beans

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 325

Fat per serving: 8.2

Slow Cooker Country Ribs and Beans


    Pork Rub
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ - ½ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • For the rest of the recipe
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean boneless country style pork ribs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 15 oz white kidney (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can Italian Classics Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chicken stock or water


  1. Rub the pork ribs all over with pork rub. Place into slow cooker.
  2. Place onions, beans and tomatoes over pork. Stir in Italian seasoning, salt and pepper then drizzle chicken stock or water over.
  3. Put lid on slow cooker and cook for 8 – 9 hours on low.

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  1. Looks so good to me. I like the ease of a slow cooker meal and all the flavors melding from the long simmer. Delicious ribs!
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  2. Good luck! It sounds like you are going to be very busy. What a great dish for a busy day. It sounds delicious!

  3. Good luck with the longer hours! This dish looks delish! It sounds like it would taste a bit like bbq beans with pork ribs! Tasty! Have a great weekend sweetie!
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  4. I <3 slow cooker meals 🙂

  5. CJ at Food Stories

    This recipe looks great and major congrats on going full time … Happy Weekend 🙂

  6. I definitely need to get a slow cooker! I can only imagine how tasty that pork was after simmer for 8 hours! Great recipe!

  7. This recipe looks like it’s a must try! Thanks for sharing this. I hope you’ll still be able to share more recipes even though you’re going to be very busy with your work. 🙂
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  8. Slow Cooker + Ribs = definitely flavourful a dish!
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  9. 35 hours in Ireland is fulltime? What’s fulltime where you are?

    Sounds like you are going to be busy so the slowcooker is an excellent gadget. Love this tasty dish.

  10. Ooooh…another reason to want to marry my slow cooker. And boo to the working full time. You seem excited about! I’m doing everything I can to work LESS 😉

  11. FJ … You have been nominated for my NEW Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. Check out my site for the details (foodstoriesblog dot com).
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  12. Malou | Skip to Malou

    i might have told this before but yeah i need to reconsider getting my slow cooker out of the cupboard now. i have parked her away from my pantry because we didn’t see each other eye to eye haha. but then again with your recipe, i might reconsider getting her out again.haha!

  13. Unfortunately I have the same issue. I don’t own a slow cooker. Everyone who has it likes it so I think it’s very positive feedback so far. Only problem for us is the storage space. I hate leaving it out in kitchen counter and there is no strange for it… I love ribs and this is such a comfort meals any time of season! Looks wonderful!
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  14. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles

    Your photography and styling only gets better every time I visit food jaunts – gorgeous dish! I’ve discovered the joy of ribs in the slow cooker…and there’s no going back ;-).

  15. You’re right! This recipe looks very easy to try!! Another one to bookmark and use up my kidney beans that’s been sitting on my cupboard! haha..
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  16. Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

    It’s incredible the hours you are putting in and still posting. I am in wow! really. I always love your spice rubs and your ribs look like just the thing for a healthful weeknight meal.

    Love the addition of the beans and tomatoes. fun.

    chow 🙂 DEVAKI @ weavethousandflavors

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