We love all of the flavors in country style ribs and we love fresh mushrooms in wine sauce, so this Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs with Mushroom Gravy is a real winner in our house!
These ribs are super tender and easy to make. The aroma from the wine cooking smells great in the kitchen!
Country Style Ribs Onion Soup Mix
Our family loves fresh mushrooms cooked in our meals. Two of our easy, go-to slow cooker meals are No Peek Pork – Country Style Ribs in the Crock Pot and Crock Pot Stew Meat and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce. So we combined the flavors and ideas from these recipes to create Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs with Mushroom Gravy and Wine Sauce.
I love how easy it is to adjust this recipe. The gravy mix is very basic, but it’s easy to add more pork ribs and mushrooms if we want to have leftovers to eat throughout the week. Serve with some long grain and wild rice and a great meal is ready to go with less than 15 minutes of preparation time!
We always have onion soup mix on hand and love that it is such an easy base for crock pot gravy. Mixed with a can of cream of mushroom soup the gravy base has been created. Wine can be easily added. Sometimes we use red wine, but we typically have sweeter wine on hand and it works well too. Choose a wine that you enjoy as the flavors will be present in the gravy or sauce for this meal.
A faster way to make Country Ribs in the Instant Pot and serve with bbq sauce is also popular in our house.
How to Make Country Style Ribs with Mushroom Gravy
- Add a liner to crock pot or grease crock well
- Mix onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup and wine gently in crock pot
- Add country style ribs and quartered mushrooms; push down into the mushroom gravy
- Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours
- Serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes
Country Style Ribs Slow Cooker on High
A single layer of country style ribs cooks on high in a crock pot in 4 to 6 hours. The ribs are done when the meat is fork tender or can be easily cut with a fork. Packing the crock with more meat will definitely increase cooking time.
Ribs taste best cooked on a low and slow method to ensure a tender meal. The crock pot, on high or low, is a great way to cook cuts of meat that have multiple muscles and make them tender. If country style ribs are cooked too quickly they may dry out and be chewy.
What Cut of Meat is Country Style Ribs
Country style ribs are part pork loin and part pork shoulder. Pork loin is very lean and a lighter colored meat. Pork shoulder is a darker meat that has more intramuscular fat. Fat equals flavor, so people often prefer the taste of darker meat.
Of all the pork ribs country style ribs are my favorite because of the blend of flavors, part lean, yet very tender. Boneless ribs are much easier to eat and far less messy.
Another benefit of country style ribs is that they can often be found on sale for a good price. When I find a good sale I like to stock up and freeze uncooked ribs to have on hand for future meals.
Other Easy Crock Pot Meals:
- Margarita Monday Shredded Pork in the Crock Pot
- Crock Pot Stew Meat and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
- Farmhouse Crock Pot Spaghetti
- Crock Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf
- Creamy Chicken Pasta Casserole
- Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs
- Cube Steak with Gravy
Printable Recipe for Country Style Ribs with Mushroom Gravy
Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs with Mushroom Gravy
- 1.5 pounds country style pork ribs I prefer boneless
- 1/2 cup wine we prefer a sweet wine, but your favorite will work well too
- 1 small can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 6 – 8 ounces fresh mushrooms quartered
- Grease crock well or add a non-stick liner.
- Mix wine, mushroom soup and onion soup mix well and spread mixture in an even layer in the crock pot.
- Add country style ribs and fresh mushrooms and push down into mixture. The ribs should be mostly submerged
- Cook on high for 4 – 6 hours or cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Pork should be fork tender when done.
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We made this over the weekend and it came out great! I added onions and garlic but otherwise made the recipe as written. The pork was so tender and moist and the flavor was awesome.
Did you add water or milk to condensed cream of mushroom soup?
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Hey There! I did not add water. Hope you enjoy!
I have been doing something very similar for many years now. My mother made it. I never used the onion soup mix but I use fresh onion and a bay leaf, plus a good shot of worcestershire sauce. For a lower sodium version, use the fresh onion, a lower sodium soup, diluted a little with no salt added broth. I also prefer the bone-in country ribs. It’s really delicious either way! Meat melts in your mouth. Also, this dish is quite economical with meat prices being so high.