Honey Ribs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Honey Ribs Recipe
  • READY IN 5+ hrs

Honey Ribs

Recipe by  

"Fall off the bone honey, maple, BBQ ribs made in the slow cooker."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

On Sale Change Settings

Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.

Show ingredients on sale

Sort stores by

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins


  1. In the crock of a slow cooker, mix together the beef broth, honey mustard, honey, water, barbeque sauce, soy sauce, and maple syrup. Slice ribs apart, leaving an even amount of meat on each side of the bone. Place them into the slow cooker so that they are covered by the sauce. If there is not enough sauce, you may add a little water or beef broth to compensate.
  2. Cover, and cook on High for 5 hours, or until the meat falls easily from the bones.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 10, 2008

I've only rated one other dish 5*.Came out absolutely perfect. Only observation was that I checked them at the 4hr mark and they were ready. Had I waited 5 hrs, they would have been mush in the bottom of the pot. What flavor!!! Made them again, this time I put them under the broiler for a few minute after I took them out of the crock (after 4hrs). They were tender - but dry. Guess I won't do that again (the broiler part).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2009

Was pretty good maybe next time I will use more bbq sauce.

Jun 19, 2006

I substitute ribs for thick, boneless pork chops and they always taste amazing. After cooking, I strain the liquid into a sauce pan. Then. I mix 2tbsp corn starch to 2 tbsp cold water, add it to the liquid, and bring to a boil until thick (about five minutes). It makes for a WONDERFUL sauce to pour over the pork chops - guests love it every time!

Jan 24, 2006

I used pork country style ribs & seared them first to remove some of the fat. After they were done & falling off the bone, I plated the ribs on a platter & poured the liquid into a saucepan & reduced it by a third; adding cornstarch mixed in cold water when reduced. It thickened up perfectly! I served these w/ baked white american macaroni & cheese, cola beans & onions & cucumbers marinated in Italian dressing. Talk about some comfort food!!!

Mar 20, 2008

there are really no words for this! MMMMM! I never thought that a crock pot could make such delicious ribs. The meat is so tender that it falls right off of the bone when taking them out. ( that's a good thing)very easy to make works well with regular bbq sauce substituted as well.!

Feb 08, 2008

I gave this only 4* b/c of the thinness of the sauce. I doubled the amount of meat and used country style boneless pork ribs. Therefore I decided to 4X the sauce ingredients except for the beef broth (I used 2 - 14.5 oz cans for that). I ran out of soy sauce so used some teriyaki sauce I had on hand. I added 1 tsp. liquid smoke, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper to liquid then added it to the meat in the slow cooker. I cooked for 1 hour on high setting and then 4 hours on the low setting. Meat turned out very tender but the sauce needed some work (which after reading previous reviews I expected). I strained the sauce into a saucepan and brought to a boil and continued boiling for 15 minutes. Then I added 1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water, returned to a boil and cooked until thickened. Next time I'll use 1/2 cup of cornstarch and cold water b/c the sauce was still a little thin. However, the taste was GREAT!!! I'll be making this again soon!!!

Jan 04, 2008

Scaled to 2.5 lbs of ribs, and used a full bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ. Still was runny, but man, that is one tasty sauce!!! 2.5 hours on HIGH, and 4.5 hours on LOW - these, to me, were perfect. (DH thought they were a touch dry). Will make again, but next time, I'll be adding in either cayenne or hot sauce for a bit of a kick to the sweet.

Jan 24, 2008

Very good! I used boneless pork tenderloin, but other than that I followed the recipe exact and it was a real hit!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 37.7 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 44.9 g
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 1141 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Tender Pork Spare Ribs

What's cooking in Austin? Kerri's fall-off-the-bone pork ribs.

How to Make Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

See how easy it is to make 5-star ribs in the oven.

How to Make Classic BBQ Ribs

Discover the Kansas City method for grilling fork-tender baby-back ribs.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States