Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    4 h 10 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 20 m
norah
Recipe by  norah

“These are the best I've had, short of the actual grilling method of course! This is a very simple recipe that I came up with a few years ago. It's not rocket science, just ribs cooked in the slow cooker and finished in the oven. This is what I do when I want ribs during the week and have to work all day. I'm eating them within a half-hour of getting home, and they turn out perfect every time!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour water into slow cooker. Layer the ribs into the slow cooker. Top the ribs with onion and garlic.
  3. Cook on High for 4 hours (or Low for 8 hours).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Transfer ribs to a baking sheet. Discard onion and garlic. Coat ribs with barbeque sauce.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until the sauce caramelizes and sticks to the meat, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Reviews (147)

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SUGAR13
391

SUGAR13

I was really skeptical about ribs in a slow cooker, so I tried this recipe twice to make sure that the first time wasn't a fluke. I am a convert, that's for sure. These were amazing! First time, I made it exactly as the recipe called for and these ribs were fall off the bone good. The second time, I added smoked paprika and garlic powder to the rub on the ribs before I put them in the slow cooker. I also used 1/2 cup of beer instead of the water (any liquid will add flavour). I cooked them on high in the slow cooker for 3 hours and 45 minutes. I covered a 9 x 11 baking dish with tin foil (to help with clean up) and put the ribs in the uncovered baking dish. I coated the ribs with bbq sauce and put them in the oven at 350F for 20 minutes. I pulled the ribs out and added another thin layer of bbq sauce before putting them back in the oven under the broiler for 7 to 10 minutes to get that crust on the top. The ribs were perfect. My family thanks you for this recipe which I will be using again and again! Amanda

Brenda
186

Brenda

These ribs were really good- I was surprised as the recipe was very simple and didn't take much time. My whole family really enjoyed these!

Denise Adams
130

Denise Adams

I have recently tried several BBQ rib recipes and this is the best one yet. I made it exactly the way the recipe was written and they were falling off the bone delicious!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 501 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 1106 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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