Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs Recipe

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Today I am sharing with you my all time favourite slow cooker meal – Maple Glazed Ribs. This recipe takes pretty much all day in the slow cooker, and then a few minutes under the grill but it is just so worth it and it is without a doubt one of our favourite pork recipes.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs

Our best slow cooker ribs are a staple dinner in our family. I can put the crock pot on in the morning and at dinner time the crockpot ribs take just a few minutes until they’re ready to serve. We have these ribs with chips, salad and coleslaw – as you would in a restaurant – and it’s a great meal to enjoy all year round and such a wonderful comfort food.

How can I cook barbecue ribs in the slow cooker?

We love these slow cooker baby ribs served with the maple glaze. It’s just sweet enough and compliments the pork perfectly. But, many people enjoy ribs with a simple barbecue sauce. If that’s you – give these a go instead! But, in all seriousness, you can spoon a bottle of BBQ sauce over the ribs instead of the maple glaze and this recipe will work just as well – leaving you with beautiful fall off the bone tender barbecue ribs.

But, BBQ ribs are something we have when eating out. At home it’s all about maple glazed ribs and this is one of the main dishes our family ask for again and again. It’s such an easy slow cooker recipe and the easiest way to cook ribs too. I’m sure you could cook them in an Instant Pot too although I haven’t tried that yet – I’ll report back on how Instant Pot ribs turn out when we make them for the first time. One thing’s for sure, whether you use a slow cooker or Instant Pot this is definitely easier than any oven recipes we’ve tried and the meat just falls off the bones.

If you’re looking for more meal inspiration here’s our Slow Cooker Chicken and Spinach Curry, Slow Cooker Mustard Chicken and Bacon and our Slow Cooker Chicken and Chorizo Casserole. You can see all our recipes to date here.

Here’s our Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs Recipe:

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes Cooking Temperature: High Cooking Time: 5-7 Hours

Ingredients

  • 1.25kg pork ribs
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 carrot thickly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 litre boiling water
Recipe: Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs

For the Glaze

  • 2 teaspoons english mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 125ml maple syrup
Recipe: Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs

Recipe

  • Put all first set of the ingredients into the slow cooker pot, cover and cook on high for 5-7 hours.
  • Take the ribs out of the slow cooker using a slotted spoil and put them on a foil lined grill pan.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the glaze with 150ml hot stock from the slow cooker pot. Spoon over the ribs and then grill for 10-15 minutes, turning once or twice until browned and stick.

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Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs

This recipe takes pretty much all day in the slow cooker, and then a few minutes under the grill but it is just so worth it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword slow cooker
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 741kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.25 kg pork ribs
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 carrot thickly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 litre boiling water

For the Glaze

  • 2 teaspoons mustard – english
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 125 ml maple syrup

Instructions

  • Put all first set of the ingredients into the slow cooker pot, cover and cook on high for 5-7 hours.
  • Take the ribs out of the slow cooker using a slotted spoil and put them on a foil lined grill pan.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the glaze with 150ml hot stock from the slow cooker pot. Spoon over the ribs and then grill for 10-15 minutes, turning once or twice until browned and stick.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Ribs

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