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Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Prepare to savor the irresistible tenderness and mouthwatering flavors of Crockpot Barbecue Ribs with this effortless recipe. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or craving a comforting meal, these ribs cooked to perfection in your slow cooker will surely satisfy your appetite. Let’s embark on a culinary journey to create succulent, fall-off-the-bone ribs infused with rich barbecue goodness right in the comfort of your home.

Recipe: Crockpot Barbecue Ribs


  • 2 cups your favorite Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, freshly minced
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 4 to 5 pounds baby back ribs



  1. In a zip lock bag, pour in the Barbecue Sauce.
  2. Add the brown sugar, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper if desired.


  1. Seal the bag and knead with your hands to mix the sauce ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Open the bag and place the ribs inside.


  1. Close the bag and shake it to coat the ribs evenly.
  2. Spray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray.


  1. Open the bag and transfer the ribs into the crock pot.
  2. Pour ¾ of the sauce from the bag into the crock pot, ensuring the ribs are well-covered.


  1. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours for fall-off-the-bone meat or on low for 9 hours.
  2. For meat that is super soft but still clinging to the bone, cook on low for 7 hours.


  1. Serve the ribs with some of the reserved sauce on the side.
  2. Allow each person to add extra sauce according to their preference.


  1. Can I use spare ribs instead of baby back ribs?
    • Yes, spare ribs can be used interchangeably with baby back ribs in this recipe.
  2. Can I use homemade barbecue sauce?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite homemade barbecue sauce for a personalized touch.
  3. Can I prepare the ribs in advance and refrigerate them overnight?
    • Yes, you can prepare the ribs in the sauce and refrigerate them overnight for even more flavor infusion.
  4. Can I freeze the leftover cooked ribs?
    • Yes, you can freeze the cooked ribs in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.


  1. Remove excess fat: Trim any excess fat from the ribs before adding them to the crock pot for a leaner end result.
  2. Use tongs for handling: When transferring the ribs from the bag to the crock pot, use tongs to avoid mess and ensure easy handling.
  3. Adjust sauce thickness: If you prefer a thicker sauce, simmer the reserved sauce in a saucepan until it reaches your desired consistency before serving.
  4. Finish on the grill: For a smoky flavor and caramelized finish, transfer the cooked ribs to a hot grill for a few minutes before serving, brushing with additional sauce if desired.

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