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

The sauce was a little thin, but they had good flavor. Even my husband who really doesn't like ribs had a second helping.

whtbxrmom November 18, 2016

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

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