Mmmm ribs. I always do ribs in the slow-cooker because they end up so tender.

1 rack of ribs
1 large onion
1 large carrot
2-3 large tomatoes, or can tomatoes or tomato paste + water
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp honey

Chop onion and carrot and place in bottom of slow-cooker. Place rack of ribs in crockpot. Chop tomatoes and garlic and place on and around ribs. Pour vinegar and stock over ribs. Sprinkle all spices over ribs. Cook on low all day 9-10 hours. Drizzle honey just before serving.

Honey Mustard Slow-cooked Chops
A good tomato-free recipe for pork.

2 lbs pork chops
1 large onion
8 oz baby bella mushrooms
1 stalk celery
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp white wine
1/2 cup broth
sea salt & pepper
honey to drizzle

Chop onion, mushrooms, celery and garlic and place in bottom of slow cooker. Place chops on top. Spread mustard over chops. Pour wine then broth over chops. Sprinkle to coat with salt & pepper. Cook on low all day or 9 hours. Serve each portion lightly drizzled with honey.

Baked Tomato Pork Chops

My first attempt at cooking pork chops. Growing up we always had ham, so I really didn’t know what I was doing, but it turned out ok.

2 large pork chops
1/2 can tomatoes
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp honey
sea salt

Place pork chops in a glass baking dish. Cover with tomatoes. Add vinegar and drizzle honey over top. Add sea salt if tomatoes didn’t have much salt. Bake at 375F for about 40 mins or until pork chops are done.


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.


  1. Kat, the ribs were great. I was in a hurry and forgot the vinegar/mustard and I added a couple TBS of cumin. I recently made a purchase of smoked paprika and I think that added a nice hint of smokiness to the sauce. I added a little too much salt but overall they were really good. Even though they were a little salty, I couldn’t stop eating the sauce. I did take all the sauce and veggies out and blend them until smooth like a real BBQ sauce (and it drives me crazy to watch my daughter pick out onions; she’ll eat them smooth though). Thank you so much for taking the time to post this recipe. I can’t wait to try them again with all the right ingredients.

  2. @Misty Glad you liked it! It’s pretty versatile with spices but I would say the vinegar and then honey drizzled over it after really adds something.

  3. @TJ I mostly use white vinegar and any pure honey for cooking with. For salad dressings I tend to use wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

  4. What about tomato paste, is this ok? i read this
    “Someone asked about tomato paste. While I can’t speak about the acceptability of tomatoes on the SCD diet, I can talk about food chemicals.
    One of the laws (at least in the US) is that manufacturers do not need to list ingredients of ingredients. Tomato paste does not have a “standard of identity” (a regulations specifying how something will be made) so if listed as an ingredient, the ingredients of it can contain anything they want to put into it! This will mean that invariably it will contain HVP/MSG, which is often made from a gluten grain (or soy if not gluten).

    When buying tomato paste straight, you will find some that are pure tomato paste (generally no salt ones) and you will find ones with natural flavors or natural flavorings. These are legal euphemisms for HVP/MSG.\.”

  5. @max I have used tomato paste without problems, but I was buying a brand I wrote to the company about. They didn’t add any ingredients. I would suggest making your own tomato paste.

  6. Hey thanks for posting such crockpot healthy recipes. I had a question about the necessity of honey in the rib recipe… I have sugar out of my diet for awhile. Does the ribs still taste good without the honey at the end?

  7. @Stephanie I would use less vinegar if you aren’t going to add honey. It would be more of a tomato sauce than a BBQ sauce like that. Using fresh sweet tomatoes and adding carrots would help too.

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