The Secret to Crockpot Ribs (Slow Cooker)

by Sheryl


This fall off the bone Crockpot Ribs is one of the best Slow Cooker ribs! Mouthwatering ribs that guarantee to impress everyone around the table. Follow the recipe and uncover the secret to restaurant-quality perfection ribs!


2 racks baby back ribs or pork spare ribs
2 c. barbecue sauce

Dry Rub:

1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground mustard

How to make Crockpot Ribs (Slow Cooker)

Step 1: From the back of the ribs, remove the membrane by sliding your fingers around the side to loosen it, then ripping it right off.

Step 2: Whisk the dry rub ingredients (smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground mustard) in a small bowl. Over the outside of the ribs, generously rub the mixture.

Step 3: In the crockpot, put the ribs and drizzle with 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce, keeping the other half cup aside for later. Set on low and cook for 8 to 10 hours. Note that the more racks in the pot, the longer the cooking time.

Step 4: When done, lay the racks out on a foil-lined baking sheet and pour the reserved barbecue sauce over. Place in the broiler and broil for about 3 to 5 minutes until the barbecue sauce begins to bubble and be caramelized. Or wrap the racks in foil and grill to get the same effect.


To caramelized the racks more, you can also throw them on the grill instead of broiling, Place the racks straight on the grill or wrap them first in a piece of aluminium foil. Brush the racks with extra barbecue sauce before closing the grill door and grill on high heat (500 degrees) for about 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce begins to bubble and caramelize.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 208kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 351mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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