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Slow Cooker BBQ ribs recipe

Find the best slow cooker BBQ ribs recipe here. It's so tender and full of flavor. Even better, you can set it and forget it! Dinner will be waiting.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker BBQ ribs recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2.5-3 lbs pork ribs
  • 1/4 cup water


  • In a small mixing bowl, add ketchup, molasses, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Mix well.
  • Use scissors or a sharp knife to cut ribs in half or in thirds to fit into your slow cooker.
  • Place one slab of ribs into the crock and generously coat with sauce. Place the remaining ribs in the slow cooker, coating with sauce after each addition. Pour water around the edges of the crock.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.


The sauce on these ribs is so sweet and spicy. Pair this recipe with baked beans.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 740mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.1mg