Slow Cooker Mississippi Ribs

If you’re looking for a meal with a ton of flavor and very little work, then these Slow Cooker Mississippi Ribs are for you. They’re loaded with the zesty, rich flavors of Mississippi pot roast and tender, juicy boneless country ribs. The best part? They’re made in the slow cooker.

Mississippi ribs in a metal baking tray with mashed potatoes

When it comes to cooking low and slow, we can’t think of a better way to do it than a slow cooker. These delicious boneless ribs highlight that perfectly. We just throw everything in, let the slow cooker do the work, and then enjoy some amazing ribs!

Mississippi ribs in the sauce in the slow cooker

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s a super easy recipe that takes almost no work.
  • It’s fully loaded with the zesty flavor of Mississippi pot roast.
  • The ribs are tender, juicy, and so delicious.


bowls of raw pork ribs, a stick of butter, pepperoni peppers, au jus on a white marble background

You only need six ingredients to make this dish, and they’re all easily found at your local grocery store. The list couldn’t be simpler. Check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Boneless country ribs
  • Ranch dressing packet
  • Brown gravy packet
  • Butter
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Pepperoncini juice

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe, everyone. Just put everything in the slow cooker, and let it ride. That’s it!

raw pork ribs, peppers, butter, and au jus in a slow cooker

Step 1: Add the Ingredients

Place the ribs in the slow cooker. Then,m sprinkle the ranch and gravy packets over the top. Add half a stick of butter on top of the ribs, and place the pepperoncini all over and around the ribs. Then, pour the pepperoncini juice all around the other ingredients.

Mississippi ribs in the sauce in a slow cooker

Step 2: Cook

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Step 3: Broil (Optional)

For a bit of color and texture, place the ribs on a foil-lined sheet pan and baste them with the remaining gravy from the slow cooker. Broil for 5 to 8 minutes. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add sliced jalapenos for a kick of heat and flavor.
  • Country Ribs – You can make this recipe with pork chops or even chicken breasts.
  • Serving – Serve these ribs with mashed potatoes, rice, French fries, or potato wedges and vegetables.

For another fun variation on Mississippi pot roast, try our slow cooker Mississippi pot roast stew.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Slow cooker
Mississippi ribs in a metal baking tray with mashed potatoes

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate these ribs for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

💭 Tips

  • Leave the butter whole and place it in the center of the ribs. It will melt and coat everything.
  • Place the ribs in the slow cooker first, so the rest of the ingredients coat them as they cook.
  • To reheat the ribs, place them in a baking dish with their juice, cover with foil, and bake at 350 until heated through.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are country ribs?

Contrary to their name, country ribs are not, in fact, ribs. Rather, they come from the area of the pig where the loin meets the blade. This meaty cut with the perfect amount of fat is then cut into a rib-like shape. Although they’re not ribs, they cook up just as tender and juicy, and there are generally few to no bones to deal with.

Are country ribs as good as regular ribs?

Country ribs are absolutely as good as traditional ribs. In fact, country ribs get their because they have a flavor and consistency that’s almost the same as spare ribs.

What is the best way to cook country ribs?

There are various methods that all work well, but one fact remains constant: low and slow is the way to go. Country ribs should always be cooked low and slow for optimal tenderness and juiciness.

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Slow Cooker Mississippi Ribs

These slow cooker Mississippi ribs combine the flavors of Mississippi pot roast with tender, juicy boneless country ribs, and they're so easy.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 289kcal


  • slow cooker
  • baking dish – optional


  • 2.5 pounds boneless country ribs
  • 1 ounces ranch packet
  • 1 ounces powdered brown gravy packet
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 9 pepperoncinis
  • ½ cup pepperoncini juice


  • Place the country ribs in the slow cooker and sprinkle the ranch and gravy packets all over top.
  • Place the half stick of butter on top of the ribs and place the Pepperoncinis all over and around the ribs. Pour the juice all around.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • (Optional) After done cooking place ribs on a foil lined sheet pan and baste with the leftover gravy juice from the slow cooker. Broil for 5-8 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg

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