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Slow Cooker Pork Ribs Recipes

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Pork ribs come out tender and delicious when prepared in your crockpot. This page contains slow cooker pork ribs recipes.


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March 6, 2015

This is a super easy recipe and it's delicious. When I find country pork ribs on sale, I stock up and use them for sandwiches, tacos, burritos, etc. It's an inexpensive cut. When it cooks in the crockpot, it becomes very tender.


Total Time: 30 minutes, minus Crockpot cooking time.

Source: The recipe was from Pioneer Woman.


  • country pork ribs
  • Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin and paprika
  • 1 onion
  • barbecue sauce
  • buns

Add any toppings you would like; mustard, cheese, coleslaw, onion strings, etc.


  1. Generously season ribs with your seasonings. I don't measure it. Just sprinkle it on until it's coated. This mix of spices also works well when using the meat for tacos.
  2. Heat skillet. Once hot, sear ribs until browned.
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  4. Add about 1/2 an inch of water to your Crockpot. Add some chunks of onion. I had a leftover shallot that I threw in there also.
  5. Add your ribs to the Crockpot. Cover. Cook on low for 8 hours.
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  7. Once done, take the ribs out and break into smaller pieces. If there were bones in your ribs, take those out, along with any fatty pieces.
  8. Put ribs in a pan. Add some barbecue sauce (as much or as little as you would like). Heat and stir for about 5 minutes.
  9. Put some meat on your bun. Add any toppings. I put onion strings on mine.
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March 24, 2008

I've never been in favor of doing ribs in a crockpot, but after trying this recipe several years ago, this is now the only way I'll cook the country boneless pork spareribs.




Combine the first nine ingredients in a slow cooker. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; brown in a skillet in oil. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until tender.

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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February 27, 2009


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3lbs pork spareribs, cut into 2 or 3 rib sections


Mix sugar and flour in saucepan. Add water. Stir. Add next 5 ingredients. Heat and stir until boiling and thickened.

Layer ribs in 5 quart slow cooker, spooning sauce over each layer. Cover. Cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours, until ribs are very tender. Enjoy!

Source: A friend passed it on to me and it's become a family favorite - especially with the boys!

By LovingLynden from Lynden, WA

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May 15, 2007


  • 6 lbs. pork baby back ribs
  • 1 pinch plack pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups barbecue sauce
  • 2 (12 oz. ea.) bottles beer, room temperature


Cut ribs into small portions of 2 or 3 bones each. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season water with a pinch each of salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper to the water. Boil ribs in seasoned water for 20 minutes. Drain, and let the ribs sit for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly coat the ribs with barbecue sauce. Cook the ribs over high heat for 5 to 10 minutes on each side to get a nice grilled look to them. Place grilled ribs in a slow cooker. Pour remaining barbecue sauce and one bottle of beer over the ribs; this should cover at least half of the ribs. Cover, and cook on HIGH for 3 hours. Check ribs every hour or so, and add more beer if needed to dilute sauce. Stir to get the ribs on top into the sauce. The ribs are done when the meat is falling off the bone. The ribs were cooked completely in the first process, the rest is about flavor and texture.

Note: If you add too much beer, the sauce will get very thin. Also, if you do not have a slow cooker, bake the ribs in the oven for 2 to 3 hours, covered.

By Connie from Oden, Arkansas

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July 31, 2006

I have found a recipe for the most delicious ribs 'n sauce, and you don't have to stand at the grill all day! They are tender, juicy, simple and yummy. . .

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March 29, 20123 found this helpful
This is an extremely easy recipe for making ribs in the crockpot. This recipe calls for boneless pork ribs but it would work with other ribs as well.


  • 3lb boneless Pork Ribs
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce (homemade or storebought)
  • 1 tsp. pepper


Add ribs, oinion and pepper to the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

Drain excess liquid from crockpot using a spoon, ladle or baster. Then add BBQ sauce and cook for 2 more hours on low or 1 more hour on high. After this time you can serve an enjoy!

You can simplify this recipe by simply adding all the ingredients at the start but I prefer removing the liquid so that the ribs are less soupy and the BBQ flovor is less watered down. This recipe freezes well!

By Lewis from Port Orchard, WA

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