Crockpot Ribs

Crockpot ribs are fall off the bone tender pork ribs cooked in a sweet and smoky homemade BBQ sauce. Just 10 MINUTES to prep and you’ll be ready to cook up this easy slow cooker ribs recipe! Definitely one of the best crock pot recipes for summer.

This recipe for the most fall-off-the-bone tender, no oven, I-think-I’m-gonna-need-a-bigger-bib Crockpot Ribs was 12 months in the making. Do yourself and every rib lover in your life a finger-lickin’ favor: put a batch in your slow cooker this weekend!

rack of AWARD WINNING fall-off-the-bone tender Crockpot Ribs

The catalyst for this easy crockpot ribs recipe was a video that Ben saw posted to Facebook nearly two years ago.

This was back when the overhead, quick-motion recipe videos that now seem standard in every food lover’s Facebook feed were the hot new thing. (Remember that? SPOILER! I have one at the bottom of this post.)

Ribs and the entire barbecue family is Ben’s favorite food group, and he was enthralled by the apparent ease and good sense of cooking ribs in a crock pot.

I promised him that, just as soon as we polished off our current supply of leftovers from the blog recipes I’d been testing, I’d make him his own personal batch of tender crockpot ribs.

pork ribs covered with sweet and spicy sauce

Fast forward 12 months. I still hadn’t made the ribs. Wife of the year!

In my defense, we do have a hefty and seemingly unceasing supply of leftovers.

Though now that I think of it, we did not have ANY leftovers the day I made these crockpot ribs. The only evidence of their existence was the bones…and a few stains on my pants. 

Fortunately for Ben and for you, me, and anyone else on the hunt for a dynamite way to cook ribs perfectly, this sticky crock pot ribs recipe arrived right in my mailbox. It comes from my friend Robyn’s fabulous cookbook Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics and like all of the recipes in the book, it’s simple to prepare and the payoff is outstanding.

slow cooker full of tender pork ribs slathered with BBQ sauce

Crockpot Ribs – A Recipe Too Good to Wait

This crockpot ribs recipe will work for any style of pork ribs. We did baby back ribs (cook’s prerogative—baby back ribs are my favorite), but country-style ribs or spare ribs could be used too. I haven’t tried crock pot boneless ribs yet, but I see no reason why those wouldn’t work as long as you adjust the cooktime.

In addition to being one of the best crock pot recipes to come out of my kitchen in a long time, these slow cooker ribs have a full rack of winning qualities.

  • The prep is quick and easy. You’ll need less than 10 minutes to get them sauced and in your slow cooker.
  • The BBQ Sauce is homemade. I adore Robyn’s in the recipe below, and if you are looking for some extra sauce to serve on the side or another saucy option, you can check out my homemade barbecue sauce.
  • Keep the oven off. Wondering how long to cook ribs in the oven at 200 degrees? Three to four hours! To me, that is a looooong time to have my oven running. The slow cooker will keep the house cool and the oven available if you need it for other endeavors.
  • Less risk of overcooking. While I adore the flavor of barbecue ribs made on the grill, how long to cook ribs on the grill is challenging even for pit masters (the New York Times agrees). Keep it simple and let the slow cooker do the work.
  • Super smells. By the time the crock pot ribs are done cooking, your entire kitchen will smell like slow-cooked BBQ paradise.

Fall-off-the-bone tender Crockpot Ribs

I can see these easy Crockpot Ribs being an ideal fit for any summer party, starting with Father’s Day this weekend.

Since you can prep the ribs ahead and serve them right out of the crock pot if you like, I have this recipe bookmarked for times when I need to serve a crowd, save oven space, and for when I need to set up my meal at an alternate location, such as a friend’s barbecue or even a tailgate.

After two bites, Ben submitted his request for a second round of Crockpot Ribs. I can guarantee that with this simple, ultra-delicious recipe at my disposal, we definitely won’t be waiting another year!

What to Serve with Crockpot Ribs

Recommended Tools to Make Crockpot Ribs

  • Programmable slow cooker (switches to warm when done so food doesn’t overcook)
  • Pastry brush (perfect for basting the ribs with that sweet, sticky BBQ sauce)
  • Robyn’s book,Add a Pinch. It’s loaded with delicious recipes like these Crockpot Ribs that, while true in spirit to the traditional Southern classics that inspired them, feel fresh and original. You can feel Robyn’s warmth and charm in the writing on every page, and the photos are stunning.
pork ribs made in a crockpot
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Crockpot Ribs

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs
How to make fall off the bone tender Crockpot Ribs. Easy slow cooker recipe with a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce. No oven required and perfect every time!


  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds pork ribs — cut into individual ribs (spare ribs, baby back, or country-style will all work with this method; I used baby back)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Spray a 6-quart or larger slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add the ribs in an even layer.
  2. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, stir together the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, hot sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour half of the sauce over the ribs, then cover the sauce bowl and save the rest in the refrigerator.
  3. Cover the ribs and cook on low for 8 hours, until they are cooked and ultra tender. Serve immediately with the reserved sauce (I like to warm up the extra sauce for serving too).
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Ribs Recipe, Crockpot Ribs, Slow Cooker Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 6), without additional sauce) — Calories: 702, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 175mg, Sodium: 625mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 40g

Did you try this recipe? I want to see! Follow Well Plated on Instagram, snap a photo, and tag it #wellplated. I love to know what you are making!

Thank you Robyn and Clarkson Potter for letting me share this recipe! I originally posted it in May of 2017 and am resharing it with the addition of a how-to video. This post was originally posted with a cookbook giveaway, which has since ended. Congrats to the winner and thank you all who entered.

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About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…


  1. I’m pretty sure that rain is predicted for our area but that won’t stop us from putting something on the grill.
    We’re very lucky that we’re under roof when using it so weather doesn’t matter to us…my husband grills all year round. We actually are going to have ribs along with oven roasted potatoes – thus making things all finger food. I’ll also be making strawberry shortcake for dessert using homemade shortcake. We like that the best along with plenty of fresh whipped cream, of course! Have a nice holiday weekend.

  2. Catherine Jackson Reply

    I cannot wait for grilling season to start! My favorite thing on memorial day is a side of grilled veggies and grilled corn on the cob!

  3. I’m actually most excited about making some fresh salads!

  4. I want to say grilled chicken pasta salad is on the menu, but now I might change my mind to these beauties. My husband is also always asking about ribs at home. I think I will have to put these on the menu for sure. I also love that the bbq sauce is only sweetened with the molasses.

  5. I love the “hazard of being married to food blogger” bit. My wife has the same problem being married to butcher shop owner. Whatever she is eating that week is going to be on sale in the next few weeks and we need recipes to share! Great recipe, I love making ribs in the slow cooker too. I just brush sauce on and then pop them under the broiler after they’re done cooking for a bit of a glaze on them. Delicious!

    • Thanks so much, Nick! I appreciate that tip about sticking them under the broiler when they’re done—sounds delicious!

  6. A fan favorite for us is an Italian 5 bean and pepper salad. Chopped sweet peppers, red onion, fresh parsley, olive oil, white wine vinegar and your favorite beans (kidney, great northern, chickpeas, butter beans, and cannellini are all wonderful!)

  7. I am so excited to make this recipe! Thanks for posting!

  8. We are planning to grill some steaks!

  9. Fresh fruit salad!

  10. I’ve done ribs in a crockpot before, works great. Although I’m more of a dry rub  kinda girl, this sauce looks lovely!  As for the weekend, we have out of state relatives coming to visit and I’m looking forward to making DESSERTS!  Will do dark chocolate brownies, a lemony cream cheesy pie thing with berries, and YOUR (vegan) caramel apple crisp recipe!!!  The cookbook looks fun!  Thank you!

  11. I’m excited to make the Mexican Pasta Salad you posted a few days ago!

  12. I’m looking forward to making my first pasta salad of the season – my go to has artichokes and sundried tomatoes. Always a hit!

  13. This looks like a great recipe!

    I enjoy both your blog and hers! I am excited to break out the ice cream maker to make some strawberry ice cream.

  14. I’m really looking forward to making these!. As for Memorial Day weekend, it’s the official start of grilling season so I’m looking forward to enjoying a hot dog or two. I also plan on making some grilled zucchini!

  15. I’m most excited to make desserts! Just not sure which ones yet!

  16. I am planning on making strawberry rhubarb (all fresh and local) crumble bars and fruity pebble rice crispie treats :)

  17. Has to be your grilled chicken balsamic pizza!!! With peaches and goat cheese though! 

  18. I’m willing to try the : Baked Chicken Spaghetti, which you mentioned… for we all love pasta here at home!!

  19. I’m looking forward to hitting the farmer’s market and seeing what looks good, and then grilling some steaks on Sunday with friends!

  20. I can’t wait to make some ribs!  ?

  21. Funny you posted these because I keep going back and forth with ribs or pulled pork in the crock pot? Your pictures, however, are making me lean towards ribs! They look delicious. 

  22. We’re actually traveling to San Francisco for the weekend to celebrate my husband’s 40th, so I won’t be making anything!! :)

  23. Ribs!! That’s my favorite! Hopefully I can make them. I’m also excited to make fresh fruit salads!

  24. I’m going to a cookout with friends and am excited to make a greek chickpea salad to take along as a side!

  25. I’m making your Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad for the second time! It’s so good I could eat it everyday! I’ve made many of your recipes and have loved every one!  So keep them coming and thank you!

  26. we are having bbq ribs, I think I will cheat and start them in the crockpot and then finish them off on the grill. I hate having to stand over the hot grill while everyone is have a good time. this will really make it easier and still give me the crispy edges

  27. I’m looking forward to chicken and veggie kabobs on the grill and trying to make a blueberry galette for the first time!

  28. I’m looking forward to grilled corn on the cob for the holiday weekend.  I’m tempted to make these ribs too! They’d go great with the corn!

  29. Michael Johnson Reply

    Definitely going to try Crockpot Ribs!!!! They look insanely yummy and easy as well! My wife will be in Heaven!!!!

  30. These ribs look good, but the menfolk will most likely want steak.

  31. Grilled Mexican street corn! I just bought my daughter that cookbook for her birthday, it is awesome!

  32. I am most excited to grill some juicy, delicious burgers!!

  33. We are having a family pot luck party over the weekend. I am bringing Dill Pickle Potato Salad. It’s very popular with fans of dill pickles!

    I made ribs in the crockpot recently and they were tough and bland. I am going to try this recipe you posted. Sounds delicious!

  34. We are moving so I will not be cooking – BUT – I will be taking some Graeter’s ice cream to my aunt’s house :)

  35. I’m looking forward to some corn on the cob!

  36. I can’t wait to try the crockpot ribs!

  37. I am excited to grill chicken and zucchini for Memorial Day! I love to use Italian dressing to marinate the chicken and grilled zucchini is so bomb :) 

  38. Erin, I am most looking forward to making a double blueberry pie with a graham cracker crust. For the fruit filling, you heat half of the berries in a sauce pan to make almost a jam and then mix in the half of uncooked berries. The combo of cooked/uncooked is ingeniously simple.

  39. Burgers and roasted veggies on the grill.

  40. Looking forward to your Broccoli Quinoa Salad this weekend.  The kids were surprised by the lemony dressing and loved it.  –  very creative.

  41. Crockpot ribs are now on the menu for this Memorial Day Weekend!

  42. Thank you for this recipe – good one for Memorial Day….
    going to hit the print button right away :0)

  43. Memorial Day is our day to use the grill so we do sausages, steaks and hamburgers on the grill. I make a potato salad, corn-on-the-cob and a green salad to go with the meat. This recipe looks easy and delicious!

  44. I am looking forward to having the family over and celebrate with good old fashioned hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade baked beans with bacon and smores around the fire pit. It is a holiday, right? We can eat healthy the next day!

  45. I just want to say your blog has gotten me through law school! I’ve been able to make quick + easy meals while working full time and studying – all while enabling me to stay healthy and guilt free!

    This Memorial Day, I’ll be making my grilled corn salsa that I make in 3 batches, just to have enough for everyone that LOVES it! It’s so delicious and easy to make! Thanks for posting such great recipes; I’ve already started pinning recipes to make post-bar exam (when takeout food finally gets sickening) :) 

  46. I’m sure there will be potato salad but it depends on what days kid 1 is working since it’s his favorite. 

  47. Grilled hamburgers and some veggie burgers for the vegetarians.

  48. I’m most excited to make Texas sheet cake!

  49. Although I’m vegetarian, I have to say these ribs look fabulous! ? I can’t wait to make my raw cauliflower salad for the upcoming holiday weekend! ?

  50. I love, love, love your blog and I can’t wait to try these ribs this weekend!

  51. I love to make Texas caviar on Memorial Day because it’s a fresh and  more healthy dip that people can’t get enough of!

  52. I’m looking forward to making one of my summer favourites – an Orzo salad! Complete with toasted almonds, fresh veggies and herbs with a lemon dressing. I even went and bought plants to start my herb garden last weekend so that I can make this dish – and have fresh herbs all summer :) Can’t wait!!

  53. Steaks on the grill and maybe some cheesy potatoes for the hubby. :)

  54. I’m looking foward to a burger

  55. This sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!!!
    I can’t wait to make Strawberry Spinach salad with balsamic dressing & candied walnuts! Perfect for summer! Also a refreshing orzo salad :)

  56. Ribs on the grill! ** And a simple 3 ingredient red potatoe salad recipe i call our “Grand Canyon Potato Salad” – red potatoes, mayo, green onion ( salt & lots a pepper) DELISH! 

  57. Patricia Scharhag Reply

    I am going to try this barbecue sauce recipe with pork chops instead of ribs. It sounds delicious!

  58. Erin, let me just say that I hope to get to Milwaukee just to meet you! Every time I see one of your posts I get super happy just thinking about what I may get to joyfully prepare for family and friends. Each time you post I immediately print out the recipe and make it in quick succession. I am sorry to say I have not posted before but everything I make from your blog is a winner!! I just made the tasty broccoli quinoa salad on Monday and my husband and I are pretty obsessed with the lemon buttermilk dressing!!

    We have had houseguests who were here for the husband’s treatment in April at MD Anderson Cancer Center and we all thoroughly enjoyed eating many of your recipes. They were so grateful to be able to eat such healthy, delicious foods.

    I appreciate all you do to create delicious food recipes along with splashes of humor and insight topped off by enticing photos of the food!

    I am looking forward to making the ribs over Memorial Day. We have a houseful here to celebrate graduations and it will be the perfect, yummy, easy-to-double meal to fix for a crowd.

  59. I want to try a new recipe for greek salad pasta that I just ran across.

  60.  My hubby and I will be celebrating our 6 year anniversary over memorial day  at the GA Renaissance Festival,  so I won’t be cooking anything!  Just feasting on Turkey legs and pirate’s mead. :D
     if we were going to be home,  I’d be making my grandmother’s famous ambrosia salad. Yum!

  61. I’m most excited to try a new recipe for Mexican pasta salad over the weekend! Of course we’ll grill some of our other favorites too but we love to try new things. That’s why I love getting your emails! Thanks!

  62. Given the nutrition information, I would probably make this into more servings than the 6 specified.  This recipe is a good reason to use my crockpot for making something other than yogurt and granola.  Glad to know that you finally (!!) got through all those blog leftovers…

  63. Wow! Those ribs sound fantastic! Will definitely give them a try. As to Memorial Day plans for cooking, we often do some grilling. Bratwurst is most often on the menu but we may have to try your crockpot ribs instead.

    I have recently pulled out our crockpot and have a new chicken recipe cooking away in it for tonight. Did some beef a few days ago and I’m inspired to try more crockpot recipes with the heat of the summer dead ahead. Thanks for sharing this recipe from Robyn’s cookbook.

  64. I’m most excited to make ribbbbbssssssss

  65. These crockpot ribs. I can’t wait……..

  66. Patricia (Suzanne) Marz Reply

     Crockpot ribs! You had me at molasses! Just happens to be my husband’s favorite thing, so will definitely be trying these ribs. Thanks for the recipe. 

  67. I would love to try this recipe as is, but also as a Chinese Rib version, with five-star spice. Pretty sure I’ve seen something like that done before, and for some reason, it popped into my head when I saw your photos.

  68. Living in Az, we grill all year around, but this weekend is for hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, metts and the like. Round it out with grilled corn on the cob and some good baked beans and we are ready. Unless my husband see this recipe, then I have a feeling ribs may be on the menu. LOL

  69. I’m making these crock-pot ribs.  My mouth is watering already! Yum.

  70. Monique Nikkie Loupe Reply

    Whoa! I hadn’t even been thinking about that. So glad I saw this give-away!
    I’m def going to make your Grilled Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad E.C.!

  71. This Memorial Day weekend, I’m looking forward to brats with grilled onions! Yum!!!

  72. We are going to have these ribs! This looks like a great cookbook!

  73. I’m looking forward to grilling burgers and making pasta salad this weekend!

  74. I am going to Mackey husband’s favorite potato salad and marinated cucumber salad.

  75. I’m excited to make corn chowder! Mmm

  76. Shawnna Griffin Reply

    hey girl- these ribs look so tasty!

  77. Since it is my nephew’s 16th birthday, he is requesting burgers on the grill. I will definitely try these rib’s soon.

  78. Marietta Rockwell Reply

    Honestly, hubby says that he has no idea….but whatever it is, it’s going to be good!!!

  79. I’ve got 3 racks of ribs in my freezer right now just waiting for Memorial Day, now I have a perfect recipe.
    Can’t wait to try these. Thank you for this recipe and all the others I’ve tries and LOVED !!! You’re the BEST!

  80. I’d like a recipe for a red white and blue cake involving strawberries and blueberries for Memorial Day.  I can’t wait to make the ribs.

  81. I’m going to a canine agility games and potluck day. I’m looking forward to trying a new Mediterranean bulgar salad. It can be served room temperature which is a real plus for such activities. However, these ribs sound to die for, and I will be trying them soon! (Anything with molasses in the sauce just HAS to be good.)

  82. I plan to grill every veggie I can get my hands on and serve on a platter, drizzled with olive oil and topped with fresh herbs, with grilled bread and a selection of cheeses and olives. can’t wait!

  83. patricia caradonna Reply

    Without a doubt, Crockpot ribs, corn on the cob and garlic bread.

  84. This weekend I will be heading out of town with two of my besties from elementary school on our annual Girls’ Trip. This year, we are going to hang out in a timeshare condo in Breckenridge, Colorado. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait to make breakfast for the girls…Boozy Apple Pie Smoothies. And YES, there will be booze in those slurpy little glasses of pure delight! The girls will probably ask for seconds, thirds…who knows! After all, we are supposed to have fun. Right? Hmm…I think I’ll follow with the boozy theme and make Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken for dinner. What could be easier! When we return from a full day of shopping to our hearts’ content and purchasing our annual matching Pandora beads, we can kick up our tired feet, snap a pic of our painted toenails for our scrapbook, and dig in! Followed by…drumroll, please…Irish Whiskey Ice Cream with Salted Caramel, of course! Thanks so much, Erin, for the yummy recipes.

  85. These! I want to make these for Memorial Day weekend! Omg, yum.  

  86. My daughter has been begging me to make hot dogs, so I’ll be making homemade Split Top Hot Dog Buns for the first time.  What fun! 

  87. I’m looking forward to making and trying a new potato salad recipe! I don’t like traditional potato salad with the eggs and mustard, but the one I’m making has ranch dressing and bacon! :D

  88. Nadine Chounet Reply

    We are doing Navajo Tacos (meat mixture in the crockpot of course), but you can bet that these ribs are not going to be a year from now! 

  89. Most food is better on the grill but I love to butterfly some mackerel paint the flesh side with a little Dijon mustard, garlic potatoes, some ribs and salad. (Love ribs cant wait to give this recipe a go)

  90. Without question it is the Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes. Being from Western NY, wings are always popular and we are sure to crash someone’s party this weekend. Who can turn away those bringing a crockpot full of the chicken (with an extra bottle of Frank’s just in case…) and another full of sweet potatoes to top? We might not even need to bring beer!
    This has become a staple in our house. Make an extra large batch and put smaller portions in the freezer for those last minute meals as well.

  91. Oh, my GOSH….my problem solved for this weekend. We are going to a BBQ hosted by vegetarians, and since half of the guests aren’t, I’m one of the ones asked to bring the “meat”……I’m tired of bringing the marinated flank steak….this will be perfect, Slow Cooker to GO BBQ Ribs…..I am quite certain this will be a hit!! Thank you for coming to the rescue……

  92. I am going to make the crock pot ribs this wrekend. We don’t have plans or guests coming-just me and the kids. We can’t wait ?thanks for sharing!

  93. I’m most excited to make burgers on the grill with my dad. He’s the expert but I do anything to be able to take the tiniest of responsibility in making that wonderful creation.

  94. Maria Barrientos Reply

    Delicious fall off the bone ribs without the hassle. Love your recipes. Keep them coming! Thank you!

  95. Burgers on the grill!

  96. Very excited for sweet corn this weekend! I love making sweet potato and sweet corn salads with red peppers and black beans. It would be a great side for these ribs!

  97. Thanks for this recipe.  <3 Love Ribs, but am not much of a BBQ-er for only Hubby and I.  This recipe is an "ALL-YEAR ROUNDER".  So I can love BBQ anytime! 
    Simple, easy – I look forward to DEVILED EGGS at BBQs – among the many other delicious dishes. 

  98. Diane Tompkins Reply

    We will be making a smoked boston butt pork roast. These are so yummy and the wonderful potato salad and all the other sides. Wow , I can’t wait.

    I know this cookbook has a lot of wonderful recipes and I do love to cook.

  99. Sarah Jane Jennings Reply

    Grilled steaks, chicken, these ribs and a big green salad….we love it all! 

  100. Lisa Statt Foy Reply

    Zucchini Muffins! They are wonderful and healthy… my children love them!

  101. Karen Simon Peterson Reply

    We’ll have barbecued ribs this Memorial Day, but these Crockpot ribs look mighty delicious. I’ll try them soon.

  102. For the weekend it will be grilled chicken, along with some grilled corn on the cob. Having my daughter and her family here will be exciting as well as my other daughter. Memories for sure.

    Enjoy your Memorial Weekend!

  103. I know grilling and barbecue’s are associated with Memorial Day, but I am craving some Mexican food with a little spice. I think you had me at the baby back rib nachos.

  104. I will definitely be making these ribs within the next couple of days. sounds super good.

  105. I’m going to rename these, “Oh my gosh ribs”.  Definitely making these for Memorial Day and then a quick finish on the grill.  Also, grilled artichoke pizza sometime this weekend.  Dessert has to be Carla Hall’s grilled cornbread with homemade blueberry sauce.

  106. Haven’t quite decided yet, but hamburgers will probably happen at some point during the weekend!

  107. I am such a sucker for ribs. LOVE this slow cooker version AND Robyn and her cookbook!!

  108. BBQ!!! I’m from K.C. and that’s my go to food anytime of the day or night. And now you can have Nachos too??!! All I can say is AWESOME AND keep ’em coming!
    Thank you for your outstanding contribution to my gastronomical delight!!!
    GOD BLESS! <3

  109. Well, Erin…I’d have to go with these ribs. I stared at the pictures with a look similar to a werewolf spotting a maiden walking alone through a dark forest.

    There is a reason for son’s relatively new girlfriend is vegan. Since he’s a great guy, and cares for this young woman, of course he decided to show his support by eating pretty much strictly vegetarian. You can imagine my relief that he didn’t decide to go the vegan route. However, since I work full time and have no desire to cook two separate meals, I decided to eat vegetarian (through the week at least) as well, to show MY support. Stupid, stupid woman.

    Although I know it’s good for me, and we’ve always enjoyed vegetarian dishes, I panicked a little…no meat? Wha?

    To the point – they are off to visit her relatives out of state this weekend, sooo…I’m pretty excited about breaking out the crock pot for these ribs! I feel naughty…and

    Thanks for sharing it. Your timing is impeccable – like the werewolf, I can hardly believe my luck!

  110. I am excited to make some frozen red, white and blue layered desserts with fruits and yogurt!

  111. I was thinking of making either veggie filled lasagna or some sort of dessert. Though, I’ve spent the past two days in the hospital with the hubby and think I’ll need to change the menu to soups and other lighter things. It’ll be my first time making soup! (We just married 5 months ago so still getting trying new types of food, thankfully he’s super supportive even when dishes don’t turn out the way I would’ve liked!)

  112. Stephanie Nelson Reply

    I think the thing I look forward to making is my mini strawberry shortcake. I also want to make something with some cherrys I have frozen and also some rhubarb. Yum! Can’t wait!

  113. gonna be the ribs for sure, rain predicted. so in the crock pot is perfect.

  114. Oh thank you SO much Erin for sharing this! This recipe is just PERFECT for the holiday weekend!
    Your kind words and review of the cookbook touch my heart and you are so sweet to do a giveaway of the book too!
    I hope you and your family enjoy the recipes in the book as much as my family does!
    Hugs to you Erin!
    Robyn xo

  115. I will be making the crockpot ribs. They look yummy!

  116. Homemade Apple Pie with homemade Ice cream, yum and of course hamburgers and gourmet hotdogs on the grill, thanks so much for your wonderful recipes….

  117. A layered dessert with whipped cream, blueberries, and strawberries!

  118. I am sure I will be making homemade cinnamon rolls, the family has been begging for some. Thanks for the giveaway. 

  119. I’m most excited to make a chunky, dill chicken salad. It’s always a hit.

  120. Eileen pankake Reply

    Chocolate cake is my jam!  Can’t help it I’m a sweet fanatic!

  121. I am looking forward to making Baby Back Ribs — only I will make them in my new Instant Pot this time! I made them that way a few weeks ago and they were GREAT!!

  122. Judy, I’m sorry the ribs didn’t turn out perfectly for you! It’s so hard for me to say exactly without being in the kitchen with you. Your slow cooker might run hotter than average (every crock pot is a little different), and the higher cooking temp definitely could have impacted them. Baby back ribs are also trickier to cook, because they are smaller and trimmer than other cuts. Next time, I’d try checking them even earlier. You could also switch to a fattier rib (like spare ribs), as those are much more difficult to overcook. Regardless, I know it’s disappointing to try a new recipe and not have it come out, so I’m sorry that was the case here!

    • Erin – I posted the note before we ate them. I ended up moving the ribs to a sheet pan, pouring the rest of the BBQ sauce on them, transported them to the gathering, and warmed them up in the oven with extra BBQ sauce available if needed. Ended up with GREAT RIBS. I’ll try different ribs next time. Thanks for your quick response!

  123. I’m most excited to make my homemade macaroni and cheese, it goes so well with anything from the grill!

  124. Meaning I’m by myself this memorial day, I’m just quickly grilling up some chicken fajita kebab’s but I can’t wait to try out these ribs!!

  125. Your ribs look soooooooooooooo good. It’s supposed to be rainy but I usually hold an umbrella while I grill. Looking forward to some barbecue chicken and pasta salad!

  126. We did barbecue ribs in the crock pot Sunday and there were delicious.

  127. You read my mind Erin! My hubby is a huge fan of ribs and he also had been asking for bbq ribs and this recipe couldn’t come in a better time!! Beautiful shots as always!

  128. Oh my, these ribs look delicious, and I am sure they would make my husband very happy. We grilled steaks for my dad’s birthday Saturday and hamburgers with a neighbor on Sunday. Yesterday was all about my SIL birthday. This cookbook sounds great, and I thank you for the chance to win.

  129. Sheila Hilburn Reply

    Definitely the Maple Bourbon Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches!!

  130. Is it possible to cut the 4 lbs of ribs into sections of 4-5 individual ribs together, instead of cutting all of them into individual ribs? Will I need to cook them longer? Thanks so much, making these on Thursday or Friday!

    • Hi Jess, I’ve never made slow cooker ribs without cutting them apart, so I can’t say from experience. That said, after referencing a few other recipes online, leaving them in sections seems to be an option. You might want to check a few of the recipes yourself and adjust the cooking time as needed. I hope you enjoy!

      • Hi, Erin! I made these yesterday-delish! I decided to cut them into individual ribs, it took quite a bit of work. I made an extra 1/2 cup of sauce, it was awesome! Thanks for this recipe!

        • Extra sauce is never a bad idea, Jess! I’m glad you enjoyed the ribs—thanks so much for taking the time to leave this great review!

  131. We made these yesterday and they came out perfectly! The meat was so tender and was falling off the bone. It was super easy to prep before heading off to work. We did need to move some of the ribs around to get them into a single layer in the slow cooker. (We have a 6 quart.) We also used baby back ribs, but a little under 3 pounds. (That was the largest they had at the store.) Definitely going to make this again soon…maybe for Father’s Day!

    • Lauren, I’m so glad to hear the recipe was a winner! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback!

  132. Love this! Anything to not have to turn on the oven in the summer. I recently made ribs int he Instant Pot, which is also a great way to make them. I want to give this slow cooker recipe a shot!

  133. I’ve made these, and even used a store-bought bbq sauce when I had limited time. They come out so yummy, and so much easier than the usual way of cooking ribs, which btw, I’ve never done. :)

  134. I love these! I’ll take ribs any way I can get them. Thanks!

  135. Adding these to my summer to-eat list!

  136. I made these for Fathers Day and they were amazing! My 5 year old son who hardly eats meat said “these ribs are better than chocolate”!! This is a new staple in our house for sure.

  137. I love making rib in the crockpot, so much easier. This recipe seems delicious to, I’ll sure try it!

  138. I’m trying to double the recipe right now as we speak, so my ribs are in 2 layers, not one. Hopefully they will still turn out amazing. It seems like they are not as “sticky” as yours look in the picture, as the ribs are pretty fatty and a lot of the fat has melted and is in the crock pot as a lot of liquid. My plan is to continue cooking for the 8 hours (probably 8.5) then put on baking sheet with sauce and get a nice stickiness to them. We shall see!

  139. My ribs are tough ,do I need to cook them longer ? Started last night….on high….then now cooking on low for 3 hrs for a total of like 8…tasted one …it’s tough.what did I do wrong ?

    • Hi Sally, if your ribs were tough, it’s likely that they need to be cooked longer. (But it’s hard to know for sure without being in the kitchen with you!) Every slow cooker seems to be a little different, but I only have experience cooking these on low for 8 hours. I hope they turned out well if you continued to cook them!

  140. Would the ribs be tender if I cook on high for 4 hrs?  

    • Hi Holly! I only have experience cooking the recipe for 8 hours on low, so you are welcome to give it a try but I can’t say for certain the timing would work out. I hope you enjoy if you give them a try!

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