A simple dish you can make....and do everything else you need to do, without bothering with dinner preparations. Great on any hot summer day or even on a cold winters night.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Set slow cooker on Medium, add the sliced onions and cover.

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  • Place the ribs on a baking sheet, season with salt and ground black pepper, and place under the preheated broiler until brown, about 5 minutes. Place the browned ribs into the preheated slow cooker with the onion. Cover and cook for 4 hours.

  • After 4 hours, pour the entire bottle of barbeque sauce over the ribs and onions, pour water into the barbeque sauce bottle, shake and pour into the slow cooker to prevent sticking. Stir gently to combine the water and barbeque sauce. Cover and cook until tender, about another 4 hours.

Cook's Note

This recipe is delicious with French fries and cole slaw, or baked beans.

Nutrition Facts

1062 calories; protein 88.2g 176% DV; carbohydrates 49.2g 16% DV; fat 54.1g 83% DV; cholesterol 336mg 112% DV; sodium 1698.3mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (91)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
Excellent! However I needed to extend the time in the broiler from 5 min to 10 minutes each side. Then after cooking on crock pot I put back in broiler for 5-10 min each size and made the outside crispy...very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2010
This recipe is super easy but found that it cooks in less than 4 hours on low with my slow cooker. it is a big hit with my huge family (8) and I usually serve it with homemade cornbread muffins corn and either mini potatoes or rice Read More
(5)
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
Excellent! However I needed to extend the time in the broiler from 5 min to 10 minutes each side. Then after cooking on crock pot I put back in broiler for 5-10 min each size and made the outside crispy...very good! Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
Cannot believe how great these are considering how easy they are to make. Have made these twice now following the recipe exactly. Maybe will try with a dry rub instead of salt and pepper. Also, may try a drop or two of liquid smoke. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2009
Tastes great, super easy! The only thing was that it only took about 4.5 hours, and they were a little over done! But it was a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2009
I'm more of a beginner cook and decided to make this for a dinner with my father-in-law. He thinks I can cook now, so I give it 5 stars! Seriously, it was very yummy. I did follow the tip from another reviewer and decided to broil the ribs a second time right before serving them to give it that extra little crunch. My husband just added a little extra bbq sauce and popped them under the broiler. I cooked them the entire 8 hours on low (no medium setting on my pot) and did not have mushy ribs at the end. I will be using this recipe again when other in-laws come to dinner. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2009
I cooked the ribs for 4 hours on high/cut down to low...added the bbq sauce and it was ready to eat! 8 hours noway-they would of been MUSH.....Great recipe! Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2009
I cooked the country style ribs for 4 hours on LOW setting then added the BBQ sauce and could have served them at that point. I kept them warm and then threw them on our grill on foil long enough to "grill mark" them and get them really hot. Minutes later they were served and loved! If I'd cooked them longer in the crock they'd have turned into pulled pork which I was trying to avoid didn't want MUSHY! THanks for a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
SO EASY! Definitely had to change a few things, but this was my first time using my slow cooker and I will be using this as a base recipe again. I broiled the ribs for 5 minutes on each side, and since my slow cooker didn't have a medium setting, I did 2 hours on high and 3 hours on low. I didn't add the water because the ribs gave so much natural juice. I also used 3/4 of a 40oz bottle of Jack Daniel's Original BBQ sauce. It had all the smokey flavor I wanted. I ended up making pulled pork with this recipe, but if I wanted to keep them as ribs, I would have just basted them with extra bbq sauce and broiled them again for a little crisp, since I don't have a grill. Definitely worth a try! Great with corn bread :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
WOW:D I love to cook, but not a big fan of Ribs. My husband usually cooks Ribs in the smoker or the Grill. Was not an option on this day, so I looked up a crockpot recipes and found this one. All I can say is that I will be making these again. Better than any I have add. I did a dry rub on them prior to broiling in the oven, and placed them in the crockpot. Set the timer for 4 hours. Removed ribs and placed on cookie sheet, basted them with Sweet Baby Rays, and broiled them till they got a good crisp. I think my husband was little jeoulous, all we would say is "I think I'll let you cook these again" haha. I agree with the reviews, 8 hours would of been way to much time. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
good idea! this is what i did: cut up rib serving size pieces. then salt and pepper and little garlic. boiled in a big pot of water for 30 minutes. then drained off all that foam and greased and rinsed pan. then to pan i put a 24 oz. can of beer and one bottle of kraft barbeque sauce 1 bay leaf and brought to a boil and add ribs back in and put a lid on and simmered for 1hour. removed ribs again to pot a added 1 clove minced garlic 1/4 cup brown sugar (more for tastebuds) 1/2 cup more barbeque sauce and 1 T of cornstarch and brought to a boil until thicken. i perpare a baking sheet with tin foil and cooking spray. basted ribs and put under broiler to camelize both sides while basting. perfect ribs. can't wait to put them on the grill when camping! thanks. Read More
(22)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2010
This recipe is super easy but found that it cooks in less than 4 hours on low with my slow cooker. it is a big hit with my huge family (8) and I usually serve it with homemade cornbread muffins corn and either mini potatoes or rice Read More
(5)