Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

READY IN: 12hrs 10mins
Recipe by Air Force Mama

These ribs are delicious and no utensils needed, the meat falls right off the bone!!!! Kid approved!!!

Top Tweak by Peter W.

I stirred into the pineapple juice 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and a pinch of salt. The result was a positive flavor enhancement. YUMMY!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs rack of ribs (I use pork loin ribs)
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (I love Sweet Baby Rays Honey Chipotle)


  1. Spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray (or use a slow cooker liner to make clean up a breeze!).
  2. Take the slab of ribs and cut into individual slabs (about 2-3 ribs each). Put the ribs into the slow cooker.
  3. Mix the pineapple juice and brown sugar together and pour over the ribs. Cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours or LOW for 8-9 hours.
  4. After they are done in the slow cooker, use tongs to GENTLY pull them out (they will literally fall apart when you touch them).
  5. Turn the broiler on in your oven.
  6. Line a baking sheet with foil and place ribs on sheet.
  7. Cover with the BBQ sauce and place in oven to get the BBQ sauce to get a nice char.
  8. Optional: You can skip the oven and put on the grill!

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