Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Okay, there are probably lots of crock pot or slow-cooker rib recipes out there. I have tried or at least read a lot of them and came up with this version that my husband has declared to be “The Winner,” my “Best Ribs by Far,” etc. I made these on a very lazy Sunday, so if you are looking for an easy-peasy, delicious, fall-off-the-bone rib recipe, look no further.


You will need:

A large-ish crock pot.

1 rack of pork ribs (baby back or spare)

Spice rub: (2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons garlic salt, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 tablespoon ground chili powder).

1/2 cup of BBQ sauce of your liking.
Dry the ribs of all moisture and remove the back membrane. Cut the rack into two halves (or whatever size pieces your slow-cooker will fit). Rub both sides of ribs with the dry rub. Cook covered, on low, for about 5-6 hours.  (You can add a few drops of liquid smoke to the bottom of the crock pot, if you like.)

When done, remove the ribs and place on a broiling pan. Cover generously with BBQ sauce and broil (on 500F) till lightly crispy (about 5-7 minutes) 6 inches from the heat coils, or the highest rack your oven has available. The broiling creates a crispy caramelized crust out of the sugar in the BBQ sauce, so you get melt-in-your-mouth on the inside, and crispy and sweet on the outside. I am telling you, these are finger-licking good, and BBQ ribs do not get any easier!!

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