Slow Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs

These Slow Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs are tender, juicy and so easy to make. With boneless, country style ribs, liquid smoke, brown sugar, onion and BBQ sauce this is a recipe that is delicious and kid-friendly!

I’ve always been a huge BBQ fan.  My husband and I are obsessed with a local BBQ joint and go there at least once a month so I can get my fill of BBQ ribs, brisket and all the sides.

We like to grill or use our smoker a lot during the summer months, but hate facing the bitter Utah winter weather to go out and barbecue during the colder months.

These Slow Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs are easy to make, are tender and juicy and you get that tasty barbecue flavor without having to fire up the grill.

You could easily use another cut of meat for this recipe, but I like that country ribs are really meaty and that you don’t have to try and eat the meat off the bone.

Country ribs may have a little part of the shoulder bone on them, so check for that before cooking and you can easily cut it off.

How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs:

It’s almost embarrassing how easy it is to make these Slow Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs.  My husband who is an avid meat smoker was so ashamed that I was making ribs in the slow cooker but he was whistling a different tune once he tried these!

Start by spraying your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and placing the ribs on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Next, pour a little bit of liquid smoke over the top of the ribs so it can soak right into the meat.  Liquid smoke can be really overpowering, so be sure to not over do it!

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, some brown sugar and a diced onion over the meat and then top with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Cover your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

These ribs just fall apart and I love that you don’t have to worry about bones.  With little kids, I’m always looking for ways to help dinner time easier, so the fewer bones the better!

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What to serve with ribs:

I think the barbecue style side dishes might be my favorite sides of all.  We like to serve these Slow Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs with corn on the cob or our Slow Cooker Creamed Corn.

Our Copycat Famous Dave’s Cornbread Muffins and our Mom’s Easy Potato Salad are barbecue staples in our family.

The Best Slow Cooker Rib Recipes:

Serves: 8

Slow Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs

Tender and juicy BBQ ribs made in the slow cooker.

5 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless country style pork ribs
  • 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce


  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place ribs on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Pour a little liquid smoke over the ribs so it can soak into the meat. Don't over do it.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Then sprinkle brown sugar and diced onion over the meat.
  6. Top with your favorite bbq sauce.
  7. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.



2645 cal


134 g


131 g


222 g
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