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Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

(11 Votes)
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs
7 Hr

You don't need a grill to make tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Let your slow cooker do all the work while you kick back and relax with your gang. These are some of the best ribs you'll ever taste and sure to be a hit any night of the week!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs, cut into individual ribs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and onions, mix well and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Rub the seasoning mixture over the ribs, coating thoroughly.
  3. In a large skillet over high heat, heat the oil; brown ribs in batches 3 to 4 minutes, turning once. Place ribs in slow cooker and pour barbecue sauce over ribs.
  4. Cover and cook on low setting 7 to 8 hours, or until ribs are fork-tender. Serve with sauce.


  • If you want your ribs to be cooked sooner, just set your slow cooker to high and they'll be done in 4 to 5 hours.
  • We usually serve these up with a side of our Award Winning Mashed Potatoes -- delicious!

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they did fall off the bone however did not like the sauce would prefer a dark brown sauce created a liquid sauce that I didn't care for because you have to thicken it. Will not make again.

These ribs were easy and delicious. I used prepared barbecue sauce and a dry rub. I did not brown them first and cut them into 4-5 rib sections rather then individuals. Cook baby backs on high for 5 hours and they were perfect. Thanks for sharing.

What kind of dry rub.

Delicious and Easy Day Meal thank you and it is versatile for you to add your family's favorite flavors.

I have tried this recipe but didn't brown them first. Just put them in straight from the freezer. They came out great and had fallen off the bones. Just cook a little longer the first 4 hours on high and the last 4 hours on low

Do you remove the Silver skin before cooking?

Yes. Always remove the 'skin' before cooking any type of ribs.

I don't want them to fall of the bone, i just want them to be cooked well. how much time i deduct from the total cooking time?

You can cook the ribs for 6 hours or to your liking for fork tender.

I made the ribs using pork and they were AMAZING! Now my husband is going to make them for Superbowl 2mrw.



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