Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs


When it comes to meat, my crock pot has been a savior. My husband I got married May of 2017, moving in together and learning how to cook up new for both of us! As one of our wedding gifts we of course go a crock pot! Excited as we were, we wanted to start with something easy, simple and tasty! With my husband being a meat lover, he suggested ribs. The idea of cooking ribs terrified me, I had no idea how to cook ribs let alone boil water! But, this recipe is so easy and is now one of our favorite meals to make. You just throw the ribs in your crock pot and forget about them! They are just about fail-proof, and have always turned out amazing for us!


  • Brown sugar
  • Paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • BBQ Sause
  • Baby Back Ribs (about 5lbs)


  1. Mix your dry ingredients together (2 tbsp. brown sugar, 2 tbsp. paprika, 1 tbsp. kosher salt, and ½ tbsp. black pepper), and rut in on the meaty side of your baby back ribs.
  2. Place the ribs in your slow cooker with the meaty side of the ribs facing the inside wall. The rib rack should curve with the wall of the crockpot.
  3. Completely cover all sides of the ribs with 2-3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (ours is Honey BBQ!).
  4. Put the lid on and set your slow cooker on LOW for 6-8 hours. You will know they’re done when the meat starts falling off the bone.
  5. Optional: Once finished, broil ribs in the oven for about 5 minutes to further caramelize the BBQ sauce.


  • Change the dry rub seasoning to suit your taste. Steak seasoning or even just a little salt and pepper will make some pretty tasty ribs (we sometimes will by pre-seasoned ribs and they turn out great).
  • Use the remaining BBQ sauce left over in your slow cooker for dipping, or just pour it right over the ribs once your transfer them to a plate (or baking dish if you’re planning on broiling them).
  • If the ribs are done before you’re ready to eat, wrap them in foil and let them sit in 150 degree oven to stay warm.

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