Slow Cooker RIBS

Slow Cooker RIBS

Everyone loves pork ribs in BBQ sauce.

The tender and juicy meat and the glaze are ecstatic.

To obtain perfect ribs, a few steps are essential: marinating, barbecue sauce and slow cooking.

Traditionally spare ribs are cooked on the barbecue but this recipe is perfect for the Slow Cooker.

This is the first recipe I tried to make when I bought the Crock Pot and the result surprised me: the meat is very soft, the flavor tasty without having lit the BBQ fire!

Preparing ribs with a slow cooker is really easy, you just need a little patience because it will take about 8 hours to get a perfect result.

But don’t worry, Slow Cooker does everything by itself, you can even leave the house!

  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time10 Minutes
  • Cooking time8 Hours
  • Serving4
  • Cooking methodSlow cooking
  • CuisineAmerican


4.5 lbs pork ribs
1 lb barbecue sauce
paprika (1 tbs)
salt (1 tbs)


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step 1

Put spicy (or sweet) paprika and salt in a bowl.

Massage ribs with a mix of paprika and salt and make them adhere well.

Transfer the ribs to a food bag, pour the BBQ sauce inside, close the bag and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours. If leaving overnight is better.

step 2

Take ribs out of the fridge an hour before cooking them, they must return to room temperature.

Put ribs in Slow Cooker (try to form a single layer and not overlap) together with 2/3 of the marinade.

Close lid and set LOW mode for 8 hours.

step 3

At the end of the cooking time, remove the ribs from the Slow Cooker. Leave the cooking liquid in the pot.

Put the ribs in a baking tray covered with parchment paper, pour the remaining spare ribs over the BBQ sauce and cook the last 10 minutes in the oven at 428 F grill mode to obtain a glazed crust.


To obtain excellent ribs, the following are essential:

– long marinating: at least 3 hours, preferably 12 hours

– meat temperature must be “room temperature”;

– low temperature cooking for 8 hours

– icing in the oven grill


Slow cooker ribs can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3 days.

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