Crockpot Ribs Recipe

Crockpot Ribs Recipe

Crockpot Ribs Recipe


  • 6 pounds St. Louis-style pork ribs or baby back ribs (see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • “24 oz BBQ Sauce, Purchased or Homemade (1 Jar)” Originally recommended by Blue’s Hog
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (if your barbecue sauce is sweet)

Crockpot Ribs RecipeCrockpot Ribs Recipe


Set slow cooker on low and spray with nonstick cooking spray. (I always spray on the back of the lid to make cleaning easier.)
off the silver film from the back side of the ribs. Here is a video with instructions. (You may have purchased ribs without a membrane. If so, skip this step.)
pounds St. Louis-style pork ribs
a small bowl, combine paprika, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Rub the dry rub mixture evenly all over the ribs. 3 tablespoons smoked paprika, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
barbecue sauce on both sides of the ribs and place them in the slow cooker with the meaty side facing the inside wall of the slow cooker.
ounces BBQ sauce
remaining barbecue sauce over ribs. If using a sweet sauce, pour apple cider vinegar over the ribs.
cup apple cider vinegar
and cook over low heat until meat is fork-tender, 5 to 6 hours.
with additional store-bought barbecue sauce, or strain the juices from the pan through a fine-mesh colander into a medium-sized saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the mixture has reduced to 2 cups.
the meat between the bones and serve with barbecue sauce.

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