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

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