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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, February 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
4 hrs 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • 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 Facts

307 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 12.8g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 9.6g; fat 19.1g; saturated fat 6.9g; cholesterol 74.2mg; vitamin a iu 512.3IU; vitamin c 1.6mg; folate 4mcg; calcium 52.1mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 22.1mg; potassium 339.7mg; sodium 188.6mg; thiamin 0.4mg; added sugar 9g.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Was super simple and very delicious. Meat falls right off the bones Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More