These slow cooker ribs will melt in your mouth and fall off the bone! They're cooked low and slow so they're perfectly tender and then topped with a sauce to die for!
Ribs, whether short or baby back, fall off the bone delicately and delicately. You have to try these recipes that prove it, Instant Pot Short Ribs, Slow Cooker Short Ribs, and Sticky Asian Ribs.
Slow cooker ribs
These slow cooker ribs are seriously the BEST ribs you will ever have! In the slow cooker, you get that super tender, falling bone structure that is divine. Then it is refined in the oven with your favorite BBQ sauce for a taste straight from the restaurant, only better! These take a little time, but they're well worth it and once you put them in the slow cooker your fingers are gone. The crockpot does all the work. Your whole family will devour this.
Rubbing dry creates a taste that penetrates beneath the surface of the meat when it is cooked. Helps to tenderize and flavor it. Then you'll coat it with even more BBQ flavor that you'll lick your fingers clean, it's that good. These slow cooker ribs are so good that you will keep adding them to your list again and again. And best of all, they're super easy to do!
What you need for slow cooker ribs
- Baby pork ribs: I bought one that weighs 4 kg.
- Brown sugar: Helps caramelize the ribs.
- paprika: Adds color and flavor with a little heat.
- Garlic powder: The much needed garlic flavor that is yummy.
- Onion powder: Gives the ribs a great onion flavor.
- salt and pepper: Add to taste.
- Homemade BBQ Sauce: Use your favorite store-bought sauce.
How to fall from the bony ribs
- Prepare ribs: Prepare your ribs by removing the membrane and patting dry with a paper towel.
- Rub dry: Prepare the rub by mixing together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Rub evenly on the ribs.
- Cut in half: Halve the ribs. Add half of the rack of ribs to the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour half of the sauce over it and cover with the remaining sauce on the other grid. You can also wrap the ribs around the slow cooker if the top fits on top.
- Cook slowly: Cook the ribs for 6-7 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
- Crisp: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Remove the ribs and place on a baking sheet. Pour the sauce over it. Cook for 10 minutes until the tops are crispy. Brush with additional sauce if necessary.
All About Ribs!
Ribs are the main event for this slow cooker dinner! Tender, juicy ribs of bone are exactly what you get when you pick and prepare the right ribs.
- What kind of ribs: This recipe is for baby back ribs, but if you want to use St. Louis style ribs, you can. They're meatier and longer, so make sure they match your slow cooker. They also take longer to cook, so don't cook them on high. Low and slow is the only way for them.
- Remove the membrane: Use a fork or knife to get under the membrane. If it seems a bit slippery, grab it with a paper towel and peel it off. Every now and then the butcher would take it off, so if you can't find it, it's fine.
Slow cooker rib tips
These are going to be some of the best ribs you will ever have! Slow cooker ribs are tender and juicy every time!
- Rub dry: Be generous with rubbing dry if you need to double the recipe and make sure the ribs are well coated on both sides. You really want the rub everywhere so you have great taste.
- Cook: The ribs are best cooked slowly and low so do this if you have the time. If you don't, they'll still be tender and delicious on high.
- Grilling: When you put them in the oven after slow cooking, the BBQ sauce will caramelize, giving you an absolutely delicious crispy skin, but still tender and juicy inside.
How long do you cook ribs in a slow cooker
Ribs are inherently tender and juicy when used in a slow cooker. I recommend cooking them low and slow for 6 to 7 hours or until their eternal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that the delicacy falls off the bone!
- Slow cook ribs on high: When you're short on time or just remembering to cook dinner for 3 to 4 hours.
- Slow Cooking Ribs on Low: If possible, take 6 to 7 hours to cook. It's super easy to do, but well worth the wait!
What to serve with fall off the bone ribs
I would love to just sit and eat my weight in the ribs, really, they are so good! But it is important to have a balanced meal. A great side dish can make this dish taste like a restaurant, but believe me, it gets a lot better! This is going to be a meal that your loved ones will rave about. Perfect for special occasions like Father's Day, graduation party or a special birthday. This is the ideal meal!
Save your rib scraps
These are a great leftover meal, warm them up for lunch in the office and everyone will be jealous!
- Fridge: These can be kept in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in the refrigerator for 5 days. Reheat them in the microwave for 30-second intervals or on a lower power level. You don't want to cook the ribs, just warm them up, otherwise they will be tough.
- Freezer: Wrap the leftover ribs tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight and heat them to taste.
More slow cooker recipes
Slow cookers are one of my all-time favorite inventions. To be able to pour ingredients in and go out all day and come home to a delicious homemade meal is everyone's dream. I've been there on the days when I come home from a busy day and I still have to get dinner and everyone is hungry NOW! Those were the days when I wished I'd put something in the slow cooker in the morning. You can tender meat like no other, make the best soups and even decadent desserts. A slow cooker in your kitchen is a must! Try these recipes with yours!
Calories603kcal (30%)carbohydrates42G (14%)protein37G (74%)fat32G (49%)Saturated fat11G (55%)Polyunsaturated fat5GMonounsaturated fatty acids13thGTrans fats1Gcholesterol131mg (44%)sodium1534mg (64%)potassium721mg (21%)Fiber1G (4%)sugar34G (38%)Vitamin A585IE (12%)vitamin C1mg (1%)calcium96mg (10%)iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Every recipe and nutritional value depends on the brands, measuring methods and serving sizes used per household.
course Dinner, main course
keyword Baby back ribs, ribs, slow cooker ribs