Slow-Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Slow-Cooker Baby Back Ribs

4 Reviews
From:, February 2018

This easy load-and-go crock pot recipe is a great dinner to make with your kids. Let the kids stir the sauce while you rub the ribs, then just let the slow cooker do the rest of the work! Serve with a colorful coleslaw and brown rice.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2½-3 pounds baby back pork ribs


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  1. Whisk ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, smoked paprika and crushed red pepper together in a small bowl. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in another small bowl. Rub the garlic mixture all over the ribs. Spread 1 tablespoon of the ketchup mixture over the sinewy side of the ribs. Place in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Spread the remaining ketchup mixture over the meaty side. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.
  2. Preheat broiler to high.
  3. Transfer the ribs to a large baking sheet. Spoon the sauce from the slow cooker over the ribs and place under the broiler until starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Carve the rack between the bones and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 ribs
  • Per serving: 307 calories; 19 g fat(7 g sat); 0 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 74 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 512 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 52 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 189 mg sodium; 340 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2½ high-fat protein, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 4

March 17, 2019
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By: Kelly Melissa Steeper
Delicious! I added more salt and some coffee to the rub, and it was great. Mine cooked in six hours on low, and I had three pounds of ribs! Loved this recipe and will make again, but good thing I was home to them out after six hours!
February 22, 2019
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By: Mia
Was super simple and very delicious. Meat falls right off the bones
July 09, 2018
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By: Pat Peck
I am not clear where the other sauce comes from when putting it in the broiler because the "remaining sauce" was used on the meaty side in the slow cooker. Are you talking about commercial sauce, or the sauce left in the slow cooker?
March 09, 2018
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By: Anais Minks
These were really easy to make and really delicious. Perfect really. The flavor was great and they were fall off the bone tender. Mmmm...thanks for the recipe!
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