The Best Crock Pot Barbecue Ribs

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

The best barbecue ribs I've ever had. The best thing is is it's simplicity-throw this together in 5 minutes in the morning, turn it on, and have it ready for dinner. Probably my favorite recipe of mine- a definite must-try :]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut ribs apart, if necessary and trim; sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt evenly over ribs, and set aside.
  2. In a medium to large bowl, stir together remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining ingredients until blended.
  3. Pour half of mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Place ribs in slow cooker and pour remaining mixture over ribs.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours.
Most Helpful

I think these WERE the best crock pot ribs. I used the left-over for shredded pork sandwiches. Thank you for the recipe. So yummy!

zukfamily January 28, 2009

I had just under 4.5lbs of ribs, made the recipe exact except that I didn't have apple butter - I had apple jelly, so I used that - I figured it would give it a thicker sauce. Not so. The sauce was very soupy, and the ribs pretty much boiled in it. I think I'd just use a bottle of bbq sauce next time - less time and less money. Parts of the ribs were dry.

WorkingMom2three December 27, 2008

These were very good! Love the flavor and was very easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Marsha D. August 07, 2007