Easy Crock Pot Ribs aren’t just easy, they are delicious when you use the slow cooker. The whole family is going to love this ribs recipe!
Why You’re Going to Love This Recipe!
- It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, then these slow cooker ribs.
- There is only about 15 minutes of prep time and then you just let them cook for about 5 hours and dinner is ready.
- This recipe uses bottled BBQ sauce so there aren’t very many ingredients involve.d
- They are fall off the bone tender thanks to slow cooking!
What Kind Of Ribs Do I Use?
I use baby back ribs. They are also known as pork loin back ribs, back ribs, or loin ribs. They’re called baby because they are shorter in relation to the bigger spareribs.
Each baby back rib rack averages 10 to 13 curved ribs that are 3 to 6 inches long and weigh about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds.
You could also use St. Louis Style spareribs but they are not as tender or lean but are less expensive.
- Brown sugar
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- Baby back ribs. Also known as pork loin back ribs, back ribs, loin ribs or pork ribs.
- Barbecue sauce. My favorite brand is Sweet Baby Rays.
How to Make Crock Pot Ribs
If the ribs still have a membrane attached, go ahead and remove it.
- Mix together the rub using paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
- Rub both sides of the rack of ribs with the rub. Just use your fingers to rub it into both sides of the ribs.
- Place your ribs into the crock pot with the meaty side against the inside wall.
- Cover the ribs with 2 -3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce.
- Add the lid and turn the crock pot on low. Let the crock pot ribs cook for 4-5.
- Once the meat is falling off the bone, you know they are done! Then remove them from the crock pot,
- Brush the ribs with more BBQ sauce. Place under the broiler for a few minutes to let the sauce caramelize.
- Cut the ribs apart using a sharp knife. Just cut between the bones into the meaty section.
Tips from Leigh Anne
- Serve the ribs with some BBQ sauce on the side.
- If the ribs are done before you are ready to enjoy them, just wrap them up in foil and put them in the oven at 150 degrees F to keep them warm.
- To make clean up easy, use a crock pot liner. You won’t have to scrub out caramelized or burnt on sauce. You can find them in the grocery store near the aluminum foil and plastic bags.
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Easy Crock Pot Ribs
- 2 Tbsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp kosher salt
- 1/2 Tbsp ground black pepper
- 5-6 lbs. baby back ribs
- 2-3 cups barbeque sauce
- Combine paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Rub the mixture over the meaty side of the ribs
- Place ribs in slow cooker standing them upright with the meaty side against the wall of the cooker.
- Pour the barbecue sauce over the ribs
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours until tender
- Cover with additional bbq sauce and place under the broiler for a few minutes to allow sauce to caramelize.
- Cut ribs apart and serve.
Tips & Notes:
- f the ribs are done before you are ready to enjoy them, just wrap them up in foil and put them in the oven at 150 degrees F to keep them warm.
- Serve with some additional BBQ sauce on the side.