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Tender, juicy, easy pineapple chipotle slow cooker ribs
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Ribs

Incredibly tender and flavorful, these Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Ribs are the ultimate football watching food. They are hearty, finger licking good, pack a bit of a kick, and have so much flavor everyone goes home a winner!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pineapple chipotle ribs, ribs, Slow Cooker
Servings: 10
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Rachael



  • Tbs paprika
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • Tbs garlic powder
  • ½ Tbs black pepper
  • 1 Tbs onion powder
  • ½ Tbs dried thyme
  • ½ Tbs dried oregano
  • 1 Tbs chipotle chili powder


  • 5 lb boneless pork rib

Pineapple Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • 14 oz can petite diced tomato
  • 20 oz can pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 13 oz can LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbs LA MORENA® Chipotle Sauce
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • Black pepper


  • Cilantro
  • Limes


  • Combine the Rub ingredients in a bowl.
  • Pat the ribs dry, then rub with the Rub.
  • Place in slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4 hours
  • I have a Hamilton Beach slow cookerand I love it because I can set the cook time and when it has finished it will automatically switch to warm.
  • Meanwhile, make the BBQ Sauce by combining all the BBQ sauce ingredients in a large blender or food processor, and processing until smooth.
  • I have a Blendtec blender which is a lot of blender for this recipe but it is just what I need for a lot of other recipes.
  • After 4 hours cook time, drain the ribs(if necessary), and dump sauce over the top, reserving about a cup to a cup and a half for finishing.
  • Cook 2 more hours until completely tender. Stir well to get the sauce well incorporated
  • To finish the ribs off, grill/broil for 5 to 10 minutes to get a nice caramelized finish on top (optional)
  • Garnish and Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Recipe Tin Eats


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1835mg | Potassium: 1123mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2730IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4.3mg