Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Here’s a simple recipe for making CROCKPOT BARBECUE RIBS :


  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth


  • Prep the Ribs:
    • Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. This helps the flavor penetrate the meat better.
    • Season the ribs with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Make the BBQ Sauce:
    • In a bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. This creates a flavorful sauce for the ribs.
  • Layer in the Crockpot:
    • Pour the chicken or beef broth into the bottom of the crockpot.
    • Cut the racks of ribs into smaller sections that will fit in the crockpot.
    • Dip each section of ribs into the BBQ sauce, making sure they’re coated evenly.
    • Layer the sauced ribs in the crockpot, stacking them if necessary. You can brush on additional sauce between layers.
  • Cooking:
    • Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bone. The cooking time may vary depending on your crockpot and the size of the ribs.

  • Finishing Touches:
    • Once the ribs are cooked, you have two options to finish them off: a. Oven Method: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Carefully transfer the cooked ribs to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Brush on more BBQ sauce and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce is caramelized. b. Grilling Method: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the cooked ribs on the grill and brush with more sauce. Grill for about 5-10 minutes, flipping and brushing with sauce, until nicely charred.
  • Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the ribs are finished cooking in the oven or on the grill, remove them and let them rest for a few minutes.
    • Cut the ribs between the bones and serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side.

These Crockpot Barbecue Ribs will be tender, flavorful, and have a delicious smoky taste from the slow cooking process. Enjoy them with your favorite side dishes for a satisfying meal!

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