Rating: 4.5 stars
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These baby back ribs cooked in a crockpot are the best I've had, short of the actual grilling method of course! This is a very simple recipe that I came up with a few years ago. It's not rocket science, just ribs cooked in the slow cooker and finished with barbeque sauce in the oven. This is what I do when I want ribs during the week and have to work all day. I'm eating them within 30 minutes of getting home, and they turn out perfect every time!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
4 hrs 10 mins
4 hrs 20 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Season ribs with salt and pepper.

  • Pour 1/2 cup water into the slow cooker, then add ribs. Scatter onion and garlic over top.

  • Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.

  • When the ribs are almost finished, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Transfer ribs from the slow cooker to a baking sheet and coat with barbeque sauce. Discard onion and garlic.

  • Bake ribs in the preheated oven until sauce caramelizes and sticks to meat, 10 to 15 minutes.


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Nutrition Facts

501 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 32.4g; fat 29.6g; cholesterol 117mg; sodium 1067.4mg. Full Nutrition