Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Tender barbecued ribs... without the barbecue! Adapted from Suzanne2802 at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown ribs on all sides, working in batches. Do not overcrowd the pan. Transfer ribs to slow cooker as they are browned. Discard any fat that renders from the meat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
  3. Pour sauce over ribs in slow cooker, and turn to coat. Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender. Remove bay leaf and discard before serving.
Most Helpful

meat came right off the bones into the belly's of my 3 boys nad hubby~~~~ THEY LOVED IT!!!

Bethardcrew July 12, 2009

I used sugar free ketchup and Splenda brown sugar so it wouldn't be too bad for my DH. One son wasn't into it at all and the other gave it a 3.5-4 probably, in part, due to the artificial sweetner but also they were falling apart and were like pulled pork more than ribs. I liked the taste of the sauce. My DH is still working and hasn't tried them yet. If his review is different I will add it. Thanks!

Oolala August 14, 2008