Crock Pot Ribs


Crock Pot Ribs Recipe: An Easy and Delicious Way to Enjoy This Classic Dish


Ribs are a classic American dish that has been enjoyed for generations. Whether you prefer them dry-rubbed or saucy, cooked low and slow or grilled to perfection, there is no denying the appeal of tender, succulent ribs. One of the easiest and most foolproof ways to prepare ribs is in a crockpot. This method takes all the guesswork out of the process, and results in fall-off-the-bone meat every time. In this article, we will share our favorite Crock Pot Ribs Recipe, along with some pro tips and nutrition information.



You’ll need :


▢3 tablespoons smoked paprika or paprika

▢3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

▢1 tablespoon kosher salt

▢1 tablespoon ground black pepper

▢½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

▢6 pounds St. Louis-style pork spareribs or Baby Back ribs see note

▢1 24 ounce jar Barbecue Sauce (Blue’s Hog original is superb)

▢¼ cup cider vinegar if the barbecue sauce is on the sweet side




Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :


Set the slow cooker to LOW and spray with nonstick cooking spray. (I always spray the underside of the lid to help with cleanup.)


Remove the silver membrane from the back of the ribs. Here’s a video with instructions. (You might have bought ribs with the membrane removed, and if so, skip this step.)


In a small bowl, whisk together the paprika, brown sugar, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.


Rub the dry-rub mix evenly over the ribs.

Brush both sides of the rib with barbecue sauce and set the ribs in the slow cooker standing upright with the meaty side against the inside wall, of the slow cooker.



Pour the remaining barbecue sauce over the ribs. If using a sweet sauce, pour the cider vinegar over the ribs.


Cover and cook on LOW 5-6 hours or until the meat is fork-tender.


Serve with additional store-bought barbecue sauce or strain the juices, from the pan, through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.


Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer 15-20 minutes or until the mixture has reduced to 2 cups.


To serve, slice the meat between the bones and serve with barbecue sauce.





Nutrition Information:

This recipe makes 8 servings. Each serving contains approximately:


Calories: 570

Fat: 36g

Carbohydrates: 26g

Protein: 36g

Sodium: 1420mg

Sugar: 19g


Pro Tips:


For even more flavor, marinate the ribs in the spice rub overnight before cooking.

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat. The ribs are done when they reach 145°F.

If you prefer your ribs to be less saucy, you can reduce the amount of BBQ sauce used.

To make cleanup easier, line your crockpot with a slow cooker liner before cooking.





This recipe can easily be scaled up or down depending on the size of your crockpot and the number of people you are serving.

Leftover ribs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If you don’t have a broiler, you can achieve a similar effect by grilling the ribs for a few minutes on each side.



In conclusion, Crock Pot Ribs are an easy and delicious way to enjoy this classic dish. With a few simple ingredients and some pro tips, you can achieve fall-off-the-bone meat every time. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner, game day party, or any other occasion where you want to impress your guests with a tasty and satisfying meal. Give it a try and see for yourself why crockpot ribs are a favorite among meat lovers everywhere!






Please let me know how it turned out!


If you’ve tried this or any other of my recipes, don’t forget to rate the recipe below and leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

Article Categories:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *