Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe

Ribs are one of those foods that always intimidated me, and while I liked them, I was never brave enough to cook them for the first few years I was married. Then, one day, there was a huge sale on ribs at our local store, and having no better idea for dinner, I bought them. On the drive home, I realized that I didn’t have a grill at the time or a even a recipe for ribs, so after some online research, a slow cooker recipe was born. It turned out great and we’ve been cooking these ever since!

This is one of several variations that I make, and it might be my favorite. Adjust spices and sweetener to fit your own taste…

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe

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Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe




Yield 4 +

These delicious slow cooker ribs are simple to prepare and a great meal to come home to on a busy day.



  1. Cut the ribs into 3-4 rib sections so they will fit in the Crock-Pot.
  2. Dice the onion and place it at the bottom of the Crock-Pot.
  3. Sprinkle the ribs with chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and put them in the Crock-Pot on top of the onions.
  4. Ina small bow, mix together the tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, and sweetener if using and then pour evenly over the ribs.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
  6. Toss in sauce before serving.


Feel free to adjust the spiciness and sweetness levels up or down to create your ideal ribs!

Courses Main

Cuisine BBQ

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ¼ of total

Amount Per Serving

Calories 252

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6.6 g


Saturated Fat 2.5 g


Cholesterol 38 mg


Sodium 1252 mg


Total Carbohydrates 35.4 g


Dietary Fiber 4.3 g


Sugars 28.5 g

Protein 16.8 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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