Crock pot Barbecue Spareribs

Total Time
9hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 hrs

This is a great family pleaser and very easy. When I take it to potlucks, it's usually the first empty dish on the table!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ribs in crock pot.
  2. They can be preboiled to decrease fat and cooking time.
  3. Combine other ingredients, except onions, and mix well.
  4. Pour sauce over spare ribs.
  5. Add chopped onions.
  6. Cook on High for 1 hour.
  7. Turn to low and cook for 4-6 hour if precooked or 9-10 hours if raw meat is used.
Most Helpful

This are with out a doubt the best ribs I've ever had. I did parboil them for 40 minutes before putting in the crock pot otherwise I followed the recipe exactally. The Paprica was hungarian and the Brown Sugar was from Barbados, who knows, maybe quality ingrediants results in quality food. This is one recipe I will make again and again. On the days I don't feel like cooking, I hope sharon lets me know where the pot luck get together is so I can have even more !!!

gary7 January 19, 2003

I made this exactly as it said. The first serving was sorta bland, but the ribs were very tender. I think the onions could have mixed with the sauce for better cooking and flavor. Since I live alone I like cooking large meals that I can eat on for a couple of days. And, this dish got much better the second time around. And the third was great. Next time I'll cook it a day before I'm ready to eat it. Needed a little salt and I might try some changes just to spice (hot) it up. Thanks for getting me back to ribs since most recipes now are too sweat or leave a bad taste. Yours didn't.

Happy Happy George Kinzy March 07, 2003

this is a good recipe, I did make a few changes, I added some garlic, cayenne pepper to the sauce, I decreased the water to 3/4 cup, and I used balsamic vinegar, I also parboiled the ribs to cut the fat. the sauce was great, it would also go well on other meats, I can't wait to try it on beef ribs, Thanks for the great post!

midwestchef September 24, 2007