Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs are a mouthwatering and tender dish that is perfect for any barbecue or gathering. These slow-cooked ribs are seasoned with a flavorful dry rub and then smothered in a tangy and sweet barbecue sauce. The result is fall-off-the-bone deliciousness that will have everyone coming back for more.


  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to create a dry rub.
  2. Pat the ribs dry with paper towels and then rub the dry rub mixture all over the ribs, coating them evenly.
  3. Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and honey.
  5. Pour half of the barbecue sauce mixture into the bottom of the crockpot.
  6. Place the seasoned ribs into the crockpot, stacking them if necessary, and then pour the remaining barbecue sauce mixture over the top.
  7. Cover the crockpot and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours, until the ribs are tender and cooked through.
  8. Once cooked, carefully remove the ribs from the crockpot and place them on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  9. Preheat your oven to broil.
  10. Brush the ribs with additional barbecue sauce from the crockpot, if desired, and then broil them in the oven for 2-3 minutes to caramelize the sauce.
  11. Remove from the oven and let the ribs rest for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Serve the crockpot barbecue ribs with your favorite side dishes, such as coleslaw, cornbread, or baked beans.