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Crock Pot Ribs

Tender, flavorful Crock Pot Ribs that melt in your mouth? Yes please! My easy method for slow cooker ribs will definitely have you reaching for seconds.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 hours
Total Time7 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot ribs
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 443kcal


Dry Rub

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3-4 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 3 cups barbecue sauce, divided


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the dry rub ingredients and set aside. Coat the inside of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
    2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, Nonstick cooking spray
  • Remove the membrane from the ribs (if not done already) and pat dry with a paper towel. Coat the outsides with the dry rub mixture.
    3-4 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • Add the ribs to the inside of the slow cooker; it may be necessary to cut into a couple of pieces so that they will fit. Pour all but ½ cup of the barbecue sauce over the ribs. Cover with the lid and cook until the meat is tender, 6 to 7 hours on low, or 3 to 4 hours on high.
    3 cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • When the ribs are almost done, preheat the oven to 425℉. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • When the ribs are done cooking in the slow cooker, remove and place on the foil lined baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, coat with the remaining ½ cup of barbeque sauce.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the outside starts to caramelize. Remove from the oven and serve.


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1782mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg