This recipe for Crock-Pot BBQ Pork Ribs is an easy yummy way to make great ribs in the slow cooker. You can make these ribs and serve them right away, or make them and freeze them in freezer bags and just warm them back up in the oven or slow cooker when you are ready to eat them.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs
I love pork ribs and having a bag of these yummy barbecue ribs in the freezer ready to throw in the slow cooker means that I can have ribs any time of the year!
The recipe is fairly simple to make. Just toss your ribs (spare ribs or baby back ribs) into the slow cooker. Cut them up a little if you need to to get them to fit in your slow cooker.
Then mix together the ingredients for a homemade BBQ sauce – ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, liquid smoke and seasoning salt. Pour that yummy sauce over the ribs and let them cook away until they are tender and almost falling off the bone.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it’s possible to over cook ribs when you cook them in a slow cooker. The meat on ribs some separate easily from the bone when light pressure is applied. However, if the meat is “falling off the bone” (literally) when you lift the ribs out of the slow cooker, the ribs have been cooked too long.
There is no need to sear your ribs before cooking them in a slow cooker. When you cook ribs in the slow cooker you want to cook them low and slow to allow the connective tissue to break down which will result in tender perfectly cooked ribs.
For best results we prefer to cut the ribs up into pieces that contain 4 to 5 ribs per piece so that you can fit the ribs better in the slow cooker. It is okay to stack the ribs loosely in the bottom of the slow cooker or stack the ribs vertically if you need to cook more ribs in your slow cooker.