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Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe - saucy and fall off the bone baby back ribs with a 5-minute prep and cooked in a slow cooker. Grab the napkins because these are delicious!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baby back ribs, crockpot ribs, slow cooker ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 461 kcal
Author Anna


  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs


  1. Remove membrane from the back of ribs. Cut the rack in half.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, chili pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle rub over ribs and rub into the meat. 

  3. Place ribs in 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. They will overlap slightly. 

  4. Whisk barbecue sauce with apple cider vinegar and pour over ribs. Brush all over meat. 

  5. Cook ribs on HIGH setting for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours. 

  6. Preheat oven to 420 degrees F. Remove ribs from slow cooker and place on aluminum foil lined large baking sheet. Brush with more barbecue sauce. Place in oven on middle rack and bake until the the sauce caramelizes, about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them. 

  7. Serve with a side of a coleslaw and extra napkins.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 1858mg81%
Potassium 573mg16%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.