Crockpot Ribs

Crockpot Pork Ribs

This is a simple and easy Crockpot Ribs recipe. The secret to this recipe is removing the membrane or the silver skin from the back of the ribs. I’m not one to add fluff so let's get on to this recipe.

Crockpot Ribs Tips:

  • Pork Ribs: You could use St. Louis style spare ribs “OR” baby back ribs. Either type works just fine in a crockpot.
  • Barbecue Sauce: You should use your favorite BBQ sauce for this recipe. Any kind will actually work, store-bought or homemade.
  • Dry Rub: We use a mix of paprika, red pepper flakes, brown sugar,  and salt and pepper to make the dry rub seasoning for our ribs.
  • Cider Vinegar: This is optional, but I recommend adding it in if you’re using a sweeter BBQ sauce. It adds a tanginess and just helps balance out the flavor.
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AuthorShane Brunson
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Yields4 Servings


Crockpot Ribs will come out with tons of flavor with a nice tender mouth feel. These ribs are perfect for any busy day or weekend. IF you have time I suggest flash grilling them to finish off the rib experience.

 

How To Prepare Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs

  • The very first thing to do when making ribs is to take off the silver skin on the back of your ribs, this skin will never break down and will destroy a good batch of ribs making them too chewy.
  • I start off by cutting a slit down the center of the back of the ribs, then using the handle side of a spoon I slip it under the skin and use the handle to help pull this tuff skin off.
  • After you get the skin off you'll want to inspect the ribs for sharp bones and remove them.
  • Now cut the racks into pieces that will fit your crockpot.

 

What Kind of Ribs to Buy for Crock Pot Ribs. I use pork baby back ribs. They’re the most tender and flavorful, St cut ribs also work.

 

How to Cook Ribs in a Crock Pot

  1. Combine rub mix and massage into prepared ribs.
  2. Place onion, garlic and ribs in the slow cooker with a touch of water (or broth). Close the lid and let the crock pot work its magic.
  3. Once tender, brush the ribs with sauce (or just olive oil, salt and pepper if you’d prefer) and broil (or grill) for 3 to 5 minutes to get a little bit of char.
  4. Gently remove from the pan, cut ribs apart and serve!

 

How Long to Cook Ribs in a Crock Pot

Crock Pot Ribs (I prefer to use pork baby back ribs) are simple & easy to make as long as you cook them low and slow. I prefer the meat on my ribs to fall off the bone; however, if you’d like more of a “chew” to your ribs, reduce the time a little bit.

  • Slow Cooker Ribs On Low will need to cook for about 8 hours
  • Slow Cooker Ribs On High will need to cook for about 4 hours

Remember no lifting the lid and peeking, this will increase the cooking time substantially.

Crockpot Pork Ribs Ingredients:

 2 racks baby back ribs about 3-4 lbs
 1 Onion
 4 Cloves of garlic
 ½ cup Chicken Borth
BBQ Glaze
 ¼ cup Ketchup
 ½ cup Chili Sauce
 ½ cup Favorite BBQ Sauce

Crockpot Pork Ribs Directions:

1

Combine all rub ingredients (below).

Rib Rub 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

2

Remove silver membrane from the back of the ribs. Rub front and back of the ribs with spice mixture.

3

Place onion, sliced garlic, water and ribs in a CrockPot.

4

Cook ribs on low 8 hours or until fork tender.

5

Preheat broiler. Combine ketchup, chili sauce and barbecue sauce. (or Grill them)

6

Brush ribs with sauce mixture and broil (or grill) 3-5 minutes or until charred.

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Ingredients

 2 racks baby back ribs about 3-4 lbs
 1 Onion
 4 Cloves of garlic
 ½ cup Chicken Borth
BBQ Glaze
 ¼ cup Ketchup
 ½ cup Chili Sauce
 ½ cup Favorite BBQ Sauce

Directions

1

Combine all rub ingredients (below).

Rib Rub 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

2

Remove silver membrane from the back of the ribs. Rub front and back of the ribs with spice mixture.

3

Place onion, sliced garlic, water and ribs in a CrockPot.

4

Cook ribs on low 8 hours or until fork tender.

5

Preheat broiler. Combine ketchup, chili sauce and barbecue sauce. (or Grill them)

6

Brush ribs with sauce mixture and broil (or grill) 3-5 minutes or until charred.

Crockpot Ribs

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