The Best Slow Cook and Grill Recipes for Pork Roasts and Ribs

Updated on March 10, 2020
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Here is one of the best recipes for pork ribs that you'll ever eat. They are so delicious.
Here is one of the best recipes for pork ribs that you'll ever eat. They are so delicious.

Country-Style Ribs With Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin sauce is a rich, reddish-brown sauce with a sweet and spicy flavor. It's also called Peking sauce. It's a mixture of soybeans, garlic, chilies, and spices. You can find hoisin sauce in the Asian foods section of your local supermarket.

Ribs Ingredients

  • 4 1-pound country-style ribs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup water

Hoisin Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 level teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  1. Start off by heating your oven to 350 degrees. Place ribs on a 13" x 9" pan.
  2. Sprinkle the onion powder and brush on liquid smoke. Add the water to the pan and cover tightly with tin foil wrap. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  3. While ribs are baking, heat glaze ingredients in a saucepan to boiling. Reduce heat and allow to simmer slowly and uncovered for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat up your grill. When the ribs have cooked, take them out of the pan and place on the grill. Grill for 12-15 minutes. While they are cooking, brush them with the glaze. Serve the left-over glaze with the ribs.

Serve them with grilled corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, and mashed potatoes for one of the best meals you'll ever eat. You can serve homemade cheddar bay biscuits and lemonade stand pie for a more special meal.

Tangy Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

Here I have for you a delicious recipe for tangy slow-cooker pork roast. This roast is delicious served with saffron rice and brussels sprouts!. It's easy to prepare and is really one of the best recipes for slow-cooked pork that I've ever found.


  • 1 lean 2.5-pound boneless pork roast
  • 1 large purple or red sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Peel the onion and cut into very thin slices. Place the sliced onion in the bottom of your slow cooker or crockpot. Place pork on top of onions.
  2. Now, with a wire whisk, mix all the rest of your ingredients together very well in a bowl. Pour all of the ingredients on top of the pork roast.
  3. Turn the crockpot on high and cook for 4-6 hours or until the pork roast is tender. If the port begin to dry out, add a half cup of water at a time and more if necessary. Allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Tip: If you have a marinade needle or injector, you can inject apple cider into a pork roast and then store in a large Ziplock plastic bag in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, cook the pork using the above recipe and you'll end up with one of the most delicious roasts you'll ever eat.

You can also use the leftover pork roast to make delicious Cuban sandwiches. Those sweet onions left on the bottom of the crockpot are wonderful on sandwiches. Try it and I think you'll see what I mean.

Really great desserts to go with your pork roast are green apple-tomato pie and apple dumplings.

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Roasted Pork-Stuffed Baked Apples

Cut the core out of Granny Smith apples. Put a tablespoon of brown sugar-cinnamon mix in the bottom of the hole. Stuff the apple with shredded pork roast and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the apple is tender. This is one of the most delicious things you'll ever have in your life! You can also stuff the cored apple with barbecue pulled pork.

I think you'll find that these ribs are chewy, firm, and oh so delicious.
I think you'll find that these ribs are chewy, firm, and oh so delicious.

Pork Ribs With Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Ribs Ingredients

  • 4 1-pound pork loin back ribs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme

Smoky Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 level teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  1. Use a grill with a lid or a grill that closes up. With indirect heat, your fire is on one side of the grill and you cook your ribs over on the other side. Use apple or mesquite wood soaked well in water. Put some of the soaked wood on your charcoal fire so your ribs get plenty of the delicious smoke on them.
  2. Mix all your ingredients for the barbecue sauce together and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Brush your ribs with the oil and then sprinkle the chopped thyme. Place the ribs on grill in indirect heat. Cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. No need to turn too often.
  4. Brush with barbecue sauce during the last 15 minutes of cooking time.

Slow-Cooked BBQ Ribs

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Country Coleslaw Recipe

Here we have country style pork ribs cooked with vegetables. My Grandma used to make this all the time and it's delicious.
Here we have country style pork ribs cooked with vegetables. My Grandma used to make this all the time and it's delicious.

Country Style Pork Ribs With Vegetables

Make this dish in a crock pot. I like to serve big chunks of toasted french bread on the side.


  • 3 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 8 carrots, peeled and cut up
  • 1 large red or purple sweet onion, diced fine
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Spray the crockpot or slow cooker well with vegetable cooking spray. Place ribs in the bottom of the pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Now add all the rest of your ingredients and put the lid on tightly.
  2. Set the pot on high and cook for six hours. Your ribs should be tender as should your vegetables. With big chunks of toasted French bread, you'll have one of the tastiest crockpot or slow cooker meals you'll ever eat. Yes, it really is that good.

You can make white buttered rice and serve the ribs, vegetables, and gravy on top. My grandmother used to make a very similar dish to this way back when.

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This is one of the best pork tenderloins you'll ever eat.
This is one of the best pork tenderloins you'll ever eat.

Barbecue Pork Loin


  1. Make a cup of smoky barbecue sauce using the recipe above.
  2. Buy a pork tenderloin of about 2 or 3 pounds. Do not season. Wash pork under cold running water.
  3. Slice one large sweet onion thin and mince a tablespoon of fresh garlic. Sprinkle the raw pork with salt and pepper. Place sliced onion on the bottom of a slow cooker or crockpot. Lay the pork tenderloin on top of the sliced onion. You may need to cut it in half so it will fit in the crockpot.
  4. Sprinkle minced garlic on top of the pork tenderloin. Now pour barbecue sauce on top of that. Cook on high for six hours. If it begins to look dry, add 1/2 cup of water. Don't add more water, or you will dilute the barbecue sauce.
  5. Once the pork is cooked and tender, remove and slice very thin. Serve on buns. This makes some of the most delicious pork sandwiches you'll ever taste.

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      4 years ago

      very thoughtful and nice share too. can prepare some of these recipes but i learn more with watching . thanks for this.

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      Cynthia Spencer 

      4 years ago

      Looking forward to making the tangy slow cooked pork roast, however; your recipe says cook on high for 6 hours. For a roast that small I will be cooking it for 2-3 hours on high, or 225 low for 6 hours. Sounds like a great way to cook pork, yummy.

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      Rachel L Alba 

      5 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I love pork of any kind and I love to use slow cookers. I have done that but you have some interesting recipe ideas. I like new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      5 years ago from Texas

      Sounds delicious, I love pork chops it is my favorite pork. I have used apple cider vinegar in cooking. on salads, mixed up as an energy drink. It is wonderful. You have written a very informative hub. I am a new huber one day old. I am looking forward to writing my first hub.

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      5 years ago from Whitechapel UK

      I have recently cooked BBQ pulled pork in the slow cooker and it was delicious. I am going to try your pork ribs with smoky barbecue sauce recipe next :-)

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Sharon Berry 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      All I can say is yum, yum, yum.

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      Chantele and Julie 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh these sound awesome! So tasty!

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      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes there are some great recipes there. I hope you get to try them. And thanks for your comment. It is appreciated.

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      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a great collection of recipes. I will have to give some of them a try. I loove my slow cooker!

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      6 years ago from London UK

      Mmmm, I'll have to pop back another time to try these recipes because it's making me soo hungry!!

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      7 years ago

      I'm making the tangy slower cooker pork roast for the Super Bowl today, sounds like it's a winner!

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      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I have a slow cooker like that. In fact two of them and I love it. It makes it so you can cook all kinds of wonderful things.

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      Twila Nelson 

      7 years ago from Carmichael, California

      I am at a loss for words. This is a fabulous Hub and you are the Hubber I look for when looking for the succulent and hearty dishes. I have recently received a new three crock pot buffet slow cooker and these recipes could be perfect for our next family gathering. I also love baked apples and your idea for the baked apples is amazing. Thank you!

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      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      This is everything you need to know about pork and more. Lots of really good ideas and worth trying. Thanks for sharing. I think apple cider is also good for marinating beef.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes apple cider is a wonderful marinade for pork of all types.

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      Daddy Paul 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Pork soaked in cider is great!


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