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Country Style Ribs with Gravy

Country Style Ribs with Gravy are super easy to prepare with tender pull-apart pork ribs smothered with savory mushroom gravy and sliced onions all cooked in a slow cooker.

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Why I love this recipe

This is an affordable lunch or dinner for two and is a huge favorite in our home. It is made in just one pot for easy clean up.

Country Style Ribs with Gravy on a platter.
Country Style Ribs with Gravy

Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

country-style pork ribs

Salt and black pepper to taste

onion

sliced mushrooms

cream of mushroom soup

paprika

all-purpose flour

Substitutions

This recipe can also be made with a boneless pork roast or boneless port steaks instead of country style ribs.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Country Style Ribs with Gravy

Step 1 – On a cutting board, cut the onion into slices and place them into the bottom of a 4 qt crockpot slow cooker.

raw sliced onions in a slow cooker crock pot.

Step 2 – Layer the country style pork ribs on top of the onions.

Step 3 – Lightly sprinkle the ribs with kosher salt and black pepper.

Country Spare Ribs in Crock Pot over onions.
Country Spare Ribs in Crock Pot

Step 4 – In a bowl, stir together the cream of mushroom soup and sliced mushrooms.

mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup mixed in a bowl.

Step 5 – Add the mushroom gravy over the pork ribs.

mushroom gravy poured over Crock Pot Pork Country Style Ribs.
Crock Pot Pork Country Style Ribs

Step 6 – Sprinkle the paprika over the soup.

paprika sprinkled over mushroom gravy in slow cooker crock pot.

Step 7 – Cover and cook on the low setting for 8 hours, or on high setting for about 4 hours.

Step 8 – Remove the pork to a serving plate and keep warm.

Step 9 – Stir together the flour and water.

Step 10 – Pour the flour mixture into the liquid in the crockpot to thicken the gravy. Repeat these steps for thicker gravy.

Step 11 – Turn the slow cooker to the HIGH heat setting and continue cooking for about 3-5 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Serve and enjoy.

close up front view of Crockpot Country Style Ribs on a platter.
Crockpot Country Style Ribs

Recipe FAQs

What goes with country-style pork ribs?

A few great side dishes to go with country style ribs are Corn Casserole without Jiffy, and Roasted Green Beans with Bacon, and Cheesy Mashed Potato Bake.

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close up front view of Slow Cooker Country Style Pork Ribs and Mushroom Gravy on a platter

Country Style Ribs with Gravy

Country Style Ribs with Gravy are super easy to prepare with tender pull-apart pork ribs smothered with savory mushroom gravy and sliced onions all cooked in a slow cooker. It is made in just one pot for easy cleanup.
4.39 from 210 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course Pork
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 country-style pork ribs (about 1/2 lb)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 onion
  • 4 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 10.5 oz cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour (+ additional if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp cold water (+ additional if needed)

Instructions
 

  • On a cutting board, cut the onion into slices and place them into the bottom of a 4 quart slow cooker. Click for a 4 quart crockpot.
  • Layer the country style pork ribs on top of the onions.
  • Lightly sprinkle the ribs with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • In a bowl, stir together the cream of mushroom soup and sliced mushrooms.
  • Add the mushroom gravy over the pork ribs.
  • Sprinkle the paprika over the soup.
  • Cover and cook on the low setting for 8 hours, or on high setting for about 4 hours.
  • Remove the pork to a serving plate and keep warm.
  • Stir together the flour and water.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the liquid in the crockpot to thicken the gravy. Repeat these steps for thicker gravy.
  • Turn the slow cooker to the HIGH heat setting and continue cooking for about 3-5 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Serve and enjoy.

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Notes

  • This recipe can also be made with a boneless pork roast or boneless port steaks instead of country style ribs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1107mgPotassium: 692mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
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4.39 from 210 votes (210 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




Lynn Luallen

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

What should I change if I want to add red potatoes and carrots?

Zona House

Wednesday 28th of February 2024

Hi Lynn, I have not tested this recipe with red potatoes and carrots. If I did, I would add them to the crockpot with the onions in step 1 and then remove them with the pork in step 8 before making the gravy thicker. Enjoy!

Janet Wolff

Saturday 18th of November 2023

My husband and I loved this recipe for short ribs in gravy. I plan to make it in my large crock pot for my daughter and family, when they visit, before Thanksgiving.

Angela

Wednesday 13th of September 2023

It came out great! I didn't have any mushrooms and I used cream of chicken instead of mushroom but it still came out fine. I also added some poultry seasoning and garlic.

Thanks for sharing!

Felicia

Saturday 21st of May 2022

Hi zona I saw a couple of recipes For smothered ribs and would Like to it as it is a way to Move away from the old barbeque Sauce style how ever I see here that you use a crockpot my question here is I don't have a crock pot so can this be done in The oven if so on what temp and for how long do you cook them

Zona

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

Hi Felicia, I have not made this in the oven but you can try this...

Place the ingredients into an oven proof dish. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover the food with the lid or tightly sealed foil and place it into the oven. Bake in the oven for 2 hours, covered, at 325 degrees F. Then test the meat by putting a meat thermometer into the thickest part, away from the bone if there are any. If the meat is still not cooked at the end of the cooking time, add more time in 15-minute increments until the meat is thoroughly cooked.

judy

Friday 28th of January 2022

I'd like to know if you dilute the mushroom gravy thank you

Zona

Friday 28th of January 2022

Hi Judy, I do not dilute the mushroom gravy. After cooking in the slow cooker I thicken the gravy in steps 9, 10, and 11 like this:

9. Stir together the flour and water. 10. Pour the flour mixture into the liquid in the crockpot to thicken the gravy. Repeat these steps for thicker gravy. 11. Turn the slow cooker to the HIGH heat setting and continue cooking for about 3-5 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Serve and enjoy.

If you don't want to thicken the gravy you could skip these steps.