Tender, fall off the bone ribs are just a crock-pot away from you and dinner tonight. Crock-pot ribs sounds scary BUT they are truly the easiest way to emjoy fall off the bone ribs. This recipe is a family favorite!Print Recipe Jump to Recipe
Seriously, my husband makes the best ribs on his smoker.....BUT there are times that his schedule is so crazy that it's just not an option. This crock-pot recipe will curb those cravings and can you beat a good crock-pot dish!? Heck no, you can't!
Step by step crockpot ribs:
Prep ribs by removing the membrane and cut the pork ends off. Watch the video below to see how this part is done!
Sprinkle the rib rub of choice on both sides of rib rack and on the sides. I also cook the pork end piece so season that if you decide to cook it.
Wrap the slabs around the perimeter of the crockpot and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. A good rule of thumb is, the ribs are done when they are fall off the bone tender.
Line your baking skeet with aluminum foil (this is strictly for easy clean up) and place ribs from crockpot on the pan and brush with your favorite BBQ Sauce. Broil for 2 minutes to caramelize the sauce.
These dishes pair great with these ribs! Look no further for your complete meal.
Crockpot Spare Ribs
- 1 rack Spare Ribs
- Favorite Rib Rub/Seasonings
- Favorite BBQ Sauce
- Prep ribs by removing membrane and cutting pork ends off.
- Sprinkle rib rub of choice on both sides of rack.
- Place the rack in the crockpot, bending the rack so it fits.
- Set crockpot on high for a cooking time of 4-5 hours OR low for 7-8 hours.
- When ribs start to fall off the bone, they are done!
- Once done, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Brush BBQ sauce on the rack of ribs and broil in oven for 2 minutes to carmelize the sauce.
Do you put the bone side against the wall of the slow cooker or the meat side?
Hi David! We put the meat side against the slow cooker. Let us know if you have any other questions. -Cassie and Sadie
Delicious! Made these tonight and I will only make my ribs like this going forward. They were so tender!
So happy to hear Trisha! Thank you for you kind words!!
You didn’t add any liquid so is the liquid just the juice from the meat? Also do you have a favorite rub?
You don’t need to add any liquid to the ribs. You are correct, the liquid just comes from the meat. If you search Fathers Day post on our blog, it has a few rubs that we like to make. All of them make large quantities though so an easier rub to use (also fantastic!!) is the Weber KC bbq Rub. It’s around $6 at the grocery store. Let us know if you have any other questions.
-Cassie and Sadie