Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking
BBQ Ribs

Making Crockpot pork BBQ ribs is incredibly easy. You’d be surprised how good the taste is. You can also put them on the grill for a more caramelized flavor. Just brush them with BBQ sauce and close the lid. Grill for 5 minutes and you’re done. Of course, the ribs are delicious as-is and you don’t need to grill them to enjoy all the flavors.

One of the best recommendations I can give you is to use crockpot liner. Just take a plastic bag and cleaning up will take a minute. No more removing caramelized sauce that doesn’t want to let go. The ribs are just awesome. You can find the bags near things like aluminum foil. They re a life saver for me.

Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs

These ribs are very tender, they just fall off the bone and finished in the oven to create the most flavorful summer glaze. The marinade is incredibly easy and it's one of the best I've had for the ribs. You only need to combine very simple ingredients and give the marinade enough time to share its flavors with the ribs. The secret is a good kick of garlic and a heavenly combination of other spices.

Course Lunch & dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 753 kcal


  • 3 pork ribs, cut into individual rubs (I use baby back)
  • 225 ml ketchup
  • 125 ml molasses
  • 30 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 7 ml hot sauce
  • 30 ml chili powder
  • 10 ml garlic powder
  • 10 ml salt
  • 10 ml ground black pepper


  1. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place the ribs in a cooker in one layer. Take a small bowl and add everything, except the ribs. Combine the sauce and pour ½ of it over the ribs.

  2. Cover the sauce bowl and place it in a fridge. 

  3. Cover the ribs and cook for 8 hours, the ribs are ready when they are extra tender. Serve hot with the rest of the sauce. You can warm the sauce up in a microwave before serving.

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