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Crock Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe

Ribs can be intimidating, but these are SO EASY to throw in your crockpot and let them cook all day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bone-in bbq ribs, easy slow cooker recipe, easy slow cooker ribs recipe, slow cooker ribs dry rub
Servings: 4
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 2-3 lb rack of ribs
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce we love Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy


  • Line slow cooker with a slow cooker liner (optional) and then spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together mustard, salt, garlic powder, seasoned salt, brown sugar, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Rub both sides of rack of ribs with seasoning mixture. Cut ribs into 4-6 pieces and place in slow cooker. Pour water in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Cook ribs in crock pot on high 4-6 hours. Add BBQ sauce and then cook for an additional 1-2 hours.
  • Remove ribs from crock pot and serve.


If you want to caramelize your BBQ sauce on the ribs, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, place ribs on top, and brush with more BBQ sauce. Place pan in oven preheated to 400 degrees and cook for 8-10 minutes.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2261mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg