Easy & Oh So Yummy Crock Pot Ribs

Tired of hanging around the BBQ for ribs to cook? How about making them in the slow cooker? It’s so easy and they are fall off the bone good

Easy & Oh So Yummy Crock Pot Ribs

What better way to cook than using my favorite kitchen appliance and one of my favorite things to BBQ for our favorite football food.

A crockpot and ribs are basically all I need.  But, even though they are BBQ, I don’t have to stand over a hot grill or stove.  I’m all about easy and these just go beyond that.

I’ve been making ribs in the crockpot for several years now because it was so much easier. But, because of the way I laid them in my crockpot, I would have to turn the ribs every 3 hours so that each layer would be cooked evenly.

Easy & Oh So Yummy Crock Pot Ribs

Not anymore!  I put them sideways in my oblong crockpot and now I don’t have to worry about them.  They fit perfectly. Make sure the meat side is facing the sides of the crockpot.  I use Sams Baby Back Ribs that come prepackaged. Just let them cook on low for about 8 hours and they are almost done.

I also use to put a lot of rub on my ribs, but now I just put a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder on them before I put them in the crockpot. If you want to put a rub on them before cooking, just make sure you let them stay in the fridge overnight to absorb all those flavors.  My Memphis Rub recipe follows below.

Easy & Oh So Yummy Crock Pot Ribs
Tired of hanging around the BBQ for ribs to cook? How about making them in the slow cooker? Its so easy and they are fall off the bone good
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Memphis Rub

Course: Meat Rub


  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  • Mix together and rub on both sides of ribs. Wrap ribs in cellophane and keep in fridge over night. Any extra rub will keep well in a tight container.
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After 8 hours of cooking, I will lay them on a broiler pan or cookie sheet covered in foil (for easy clean up) and put them under the broiler for a bit to crisp up the meat a bit.  I prefer dry ribs, so I don’t add anything else to my portion. But, hubby loves wet ribs, so, I will brush on his favorite BBQ sauce before putting it under the broiler.

Easy & Oh So Yummy Crock Pot Ribs

They are so moist and fall off the bone finger-licking good.  They go very well with Southern Coleslaw and baked beans. These are perfect for any party, tailgating, or any gathering.

To stay low carb, you will need to use a BBQ sauce without sugar.



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  1. That sounds delicious! I have never made ribs in a crockpot before, but it sounds like a great idea for dinner this weekend.

  2. Crock pot ribs?! I didn’t know you cook ribs in a crock pot! I love cooking with my crock pot so I am going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Those ribs look so amazing and sound delicious. As soon as I get a bigger crock pot (on my wish list on Amazon) I’m going to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. We love to make ribs in the crockpot as well. Since we are always looking for ways to spice them up a bit, I will definitely be trying your recipe. Looks great!

  5. Oh wow, what a brilliant idea! I bet they stay nice and moist this way too. And for those of us without a grill or smoker this is a great solution too. I’ll have to give this a try.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion about the crock pot bags. I have never used them and didn’t know you could get them at the Dollar Tree. Must try them now.

  6. Omg these sound super yummy! Hubby and I just love ribs. I will have to try your recipe out 🙂

  7. I have never been cook ribs before. But it looks amazing and easy recipe i want to try this on weekend.

  8. I don’t eat meat at all, but I know thought my mom would love this recipe since she loves ribs. I’ll have to share the link to your recipe with her.

  9. This looks fabulous! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! It’s great to party with you! I have pinned all your posts to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo

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