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Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

Slow Cooker Ribs

Crockpot Ribs are super tender and easy to make. With little effort, you will have the most incredible melt-in-your-mouth ribs. Cooked in a delicious homemade BBQ sauce, this dish is far better than at any restaurants.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 379 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 racks baby back ribs

Dry Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  1. Spray the inside of a 6-quart crockpot with cooking spray. Set aside.

Dry Rub:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk together.

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

Prepare and Cook Ribs:

  1. Remove membrane from ribs and discard. See posts for detailed instructions on how to remove it.

  2. Rub the dry rub all over the ribs.
  3. Arrange in the crockpot and pour half of the bbq sauce on top.

  4. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours or on High for 5 hours.


  1. Once the ribs are tender, transfer them to a rimmed baking sheet covered with foil.
  2. Brush remaining BBQ sauce on top and broil for 5-10 minutes.

  3. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 3374mg147%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.