Slow Cooker Pork Rib Tips


Cooking rib tips in a slow cooker gives you tender, fall-off-the-bone meat. Finish them off under the broiler, or throw them on the grill for a few minutes.

close up view of Pork Rib Tips garnished with green onions and mint leaves in a bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 pound pork rib tips

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce, divided

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring


  1. Mix together brown sugar, chili powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl until combined. Add rib tips and mix until ribs are thoroughly coated. Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  2. Place coated ribs in a slow cooker. Stir together 3/4 of the BBQ sauce with liquid smoke in a medium bowl until well combined. Pour evenly over ribs.

  3. Cook on Low until ribs are tender, 4 to 6 hours.

  4. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking tray or broiler rack with aluminum foil.

  5. Remove ribs to the prepared tray and baste with remaining BBQ sauce.

  6. Cook ribs under the preheated broiler until sauce is hot and sticky, 3 to 5 minutes per side.


You can grill the rib tips instead of broiling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
19g Fat
55g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 2060mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 487mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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