Slow Cooker Santa Fe Country Ribs

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Country Ribs
  • Medium
  • 9 Hour 55 Minutes
  • Pork
  • Serves 6
  • Other
Skip the typical barbecue sauce and season ribs with salsa and chili sauce. Olé!


  • 2 lb (1 kg) boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) Old El Paso* Thick N' Chunky Salsa
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) chili sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) tomato paste


  • Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pork ribs in slow cooker; sprinkle with salt. In small bowl, mix salsa, chili sauce, cumin and ground red pepper; spoon over ribs.
  • Cover; cook on Low setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • Remove ribs from slow cooker; place on serving platter. Into 2-cup measuring cup or bowl, pour 1 cup cooking juices from slow cooker. Stir in tomato paste; spoon over ribs.

Expert Tips

Tip: Leftover tomato paste can be easily frozen by dropping onto waxed paper in 2-tablespoon quantities and freezing until firm. Transfer to a freezer plastic bag. Add one portion to vegetable, rice or pasta mixtures for a rich tomato flavor.