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Crock Pot Barbecue Ribs Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes


Making barbecue ribs in a crockpot is about as easy as it gets. You just pour the sauce over the ribs, set the crockpot for slow or fast cook time, and forget about them until it’s time to eat.


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  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs, cut into 3 to 4 rib sections


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add garlic. Cook and stir until softened and lightly browned.
  3. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and chili powder.
  4. Simmer gently about 5 minutes. Remove half of sauce and reserve.
  5. Transfer remaining sauce to slow cooker. Add ribs, stirring well to coat.
  6. Cover; cook on LOW 7 to 9 hours or on HIGH 4 to 6 hours.
  7. To serve, cut ribs between bones and brush with reserved sauce.
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 Hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooking
  • Cuisine: American