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Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Yesterday, my husband and I spent the day at home, recovering from a late Sunday night wedding that lasted until the wee hours of the day.

Much fun. Tiring, but fun.

So I finally decided to try something that had been in the back of my mind for a little while, but I'd simply never gotten around to doing - slow cooked ribs.

And I must say - pretty darn tasty. I've never made ribs before, but I know they can be quite a bit of work! While the meat didn't exactly fall off the bone, it was tender and succulent and I'd definitely do it again!

But, ribs require just a tiny bit of work in order to make them slow cooker ready. However, it was definitely worth it and only added another 20 minutes or so onto the preparation.

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

First off, though, I should add that I didn't use a traditional BBQ sauce on my ribs. My husband loves this stuff called Ah-So sauce, which, as far as I've been able to tell, is only available in New England. At least in stores. So everytime we hike up to Massachussetts to visit his folks, we buy some Ah-So Chinese BBQ sauce.

But I think these ribs would be simply AWESOME in BBQ sauce as well! I highly recommend Jack Daniel's sauces...


3 - 4 lbs of spareribs
1 bottle BBQ sauce
Salt and pepper to taste


1. This is the step that takes a little extra time, but it's worth it! Broil the ribs about six inches under high heat for 5 - 10 minutes. Turn and repeat on other side of ribs. This step helps to brown the meat and to drain some of the fat.

2. Spray the slow cooker with Pam or use a crockpot liner.

3. Place the ribs in the slow cooker. You will probably need to cut them up into sections to fit them.

4. Add in bottle of BBQ sauce. If you had to layer the ribs, make sure there's plenty of sauce between the layers.

5. Cover and cook on Low for 7 - 9 hours.


1. Once again, no meal of mine would be complete without two things: Garlic and Onion. I added some minced garlic and some chopped onion and YUM!

Coffeetalkie Coffeetalkie 4 years 35 weeks
Girls night tonight! This with baked potato and steamed vegetables is perfect and easy for dinner for my husband! I added a little balsamic and white vinegar, liquid smoke, and honey to some plain barbecue sauce and it was good. I'd like to try the Ah So Sauce though. Love slow cooking in the fall!
sugarpopsosweet sugarpopsosweet 8 years 38 weeks
ALSW ALSW 8 years 39 weeks
Ohhhhh, do you have a recipe? Sounds good!
Orchid23 Orchid23 8 years 39 weeks
I never was a big 'rib meat' typa person but when I started dating my fiance, he's half korean & half Trinidanian, he introduced me to korean ribs and they are sooo good! the spices and flavoring is unmatchable! - Orchid23
My-Opinion My-Opinion 8 years 39 weeks
whoa mama!! I gotta try this! :drool:
Marci Marci 8 years 39 weeks
Okay..............I need to make dinner. Now!
lucyS lucyS 8 years 39 weeks
My hubby would love this for sure.
mominator mominator 8 years 39 weeks
Oh I gotta try this. Mmmm now I am hungry for ribs.
partysugar partysugar 8 years 39 weeks
ALSW you and your slow cooker recipes are driving me crazy!
bfly1133 bfly1133 8 years 39 weeks
The whole family would flip for these!
ALSW ALSW 8 years 39 weeks
Maybe I should start posting these later in the day! :EVIL: Hehe...
VaneM77 VaneM77 8 years 39 weeks
Okay so Im not a huge fan of ribs but this reminds me of the ribs my bro made a while ago! He put them in a the pressure cooker though for a couple of hours and then in the oven for the took forever but they seriously came out soooo delicious and extremely soft! I have to pass this on to him! Thanks
stylysh stylysh 8 years 39 weeks
oh that looks just divine! :drool: I've got to go get myself some BBQ chicken now i'm craving it!....reading ur recipes ALSW always makes me hungry and take my lunch early!
Advah Advah 8 years 39 weeks
I love ribs but for some reason I've never tried cooking some.. This recipe looks delicious!
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years 39 weeks
ehh, not much of a ribs fan :(
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 8 years 39 weeks
OOOOOH that sounds so delicious and simple and the broiling is no trouble at all! :feedme:
Liss1 Liss1 8 years 39 weeks
That sounds yummy. I will have to try it. :drool:
haute-kitty haute-kitty 8 years 39 weeks
I add garlic and onion to everything too! My ex-husband HATED garlic, but he just had to deal with it :p