Slow Cooked Honey Apple Country Ribs and Baked Beans

October 9, 2013 • Babies, Toddlers & Kids, Beans, Main Dish, Meat, Pork, Toddler Friendly, Uncategorized, Weeknight

Ribs and Beans 2

I know slow cooker recipes are supposed to be easy and stress-free, but I always have a tough time with them.  Not this time, my friends; it’s EASY and FLAVORFUL!! Woo-hoo!   This is the perfect fall recipe and your house will smell amazing.  I like to make this recipe when I’m cleaning and organizing the house.  It gives me something to look forward to when everything’s in it’s place (for a total of 2 minutes), plus I know I don’t have to mess up the kitchen.  This is also great to prepare before you go to work; marinade the pork overnight and toss it in the cooker before you head out the door.   The pork is fork tender and perfect for the kiddos, plus they’ll love the beans.  They are so much better than your average baked beans.



It took a lot of tweaking and searching in the pantry, but these ingredients work really well together!



Ribs and Beans

Slow Cooked Honey Apple Country Ribs and Beans


  • 2 1/2 lbs. boneless country ribs
  • 15.5 oz can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup honey, plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire
  • 2 tsp. Coleman's dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 10 oz. jar Harry and David pepper and onion relish
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • salt and pepper


Place the sliced onion on the bottom of the slow cooker.

In a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup honey, Worcestershire, dry mustard, garlic powder, relish, apple juice, and vinegar.

Pour honey mixture over pork and then pour the entirety over the onion in the slow cooker.

Add beans and drizzle honey and olive oil.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Add cornstarch and combine. Cover on warm for 5 minutes.






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3 Responses to Slow Cooked Honey Apple Country Ribs and Baked Beans

  1. Dolly Whelan says:

    Looks really good!!

  2. Hi nicole!! It was a pleasure meeting u!!! You r as sweet as your honey apple ribs!!! Lol! That is a great recipe…..making it tonight! Love those northern beans! Plenty of tastey protien for my baby max! Looking forward to seeing u again soon!

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