Italian Country Style Ribs with Tomatoes (Crockpot)

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #10631

September 29, 2013

"A tasty, easy dish good for fall. Can be done in the oven in a large covered Dutch oven or pot. Reduce cooking time to 2 1/2 hours (at 325F.) Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes, or Luvcookn's #recipe10051"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (597.6 g)
  • Calories 609.6
  • Total Fat - 31.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 164.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1234.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 65.7 g
  • Calcium - 53.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Brown the ribs well on both sides, turning them a few times, about 10 minutes total. Brown them in batches if necessary, to avoid crowding them in the pot.

Step 2

Transfer ribs to the liner of your crockpot.

Step 3

Reduce heat under skillet to medium. Add onion, carrot and celery to skillet and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Stir in garlic, rosemary and paprika and cook until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add wine, scraping up any brown bits.

Step 4

Pour wine and onion mixture and tomatoes and their juices over the ribs, working them in around the meat with a wooden spoon.

Step 5

Tuck the bay leaf into the tomatoes. Cover the pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours (depending on how hot your crockpot runs).

Step 6

Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl and pour into crockpot, stirring it into the juices. Let juice thicken a bit and then serve ribs with sauce.


  • 6 quart crockpot

4 Reviews

Chef Potpie

We thoroughly enjoyed this delicious stew. The flavors were all there, the meat was amazingly tender, and the amount of cornstarch mixture was just the right amount to thicken it to perfection. We loved that there was no barbeque sauce or rub. It was a nice difference. As an added bonus, the house smelled wonderful while it was cooking. The Hubs was working outside and every time he came in he mentioned how great it smelled. Had to slap his hand to keep him from opening the crockpot! I served this with fresh baked rolls for sopping. Thanks for sharing, Mickey, this is a keeper!


review by:
(1 Feb 2024)


I love slow cooker meals for days where I'm going to be out of the house all day... and this was exceptional. I came home (and it smelled fabulous the second I walked inside), made some spaghetti and dinner was on the table in under thirty minutes. The meat was so tender!


review by:
(18 May 2023)


The meat came out so tender...I served it over spaghetti being an Italian recipe I thought it would work and it did...I left my veggie on the larger size due to personal preference...we enjoyed all the flavors in the sauce...made for "WOTM" and "B'Zazzled" tag games...


review by:
(15 May 2023)


Fabulous flavour! I cut the meat back to 4 large ribs but kept the sauce and veggies the same - in fact I added one extra carrot. Cooked for 4 1/2 hours on low. This will be made again.


review by:
(13 Feb 2014)

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