Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Last week one of the grocery stores I shop at had ribs on sale.  I got 2 decent size racks of ribs for around $10… the dilemma was how to cook them.  I thought I would cook them in the crock pot and then throw them on the grill for a few minutes to brown them up.

Both racks were eaten in one meal. The meat was so tender it was literally falling off the bone making grilling them a little interesting for Chris but they ended up well worth any aggravation!



Here are the ingredients I used.


I removed the “membrane” from the back of the ribs before cutting each rack in half.



In a small bowl I mixed together the paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar and cumin to make a “rub.”


I “rubbed” this mixture onto both sides of the prepared ribs.


Placed them in the crock pot, upright and with the bone side down, and cooked them on low heat for about 6 hours.


After the 6 hours, we removed them from the crock pot and transferred the ribs to the grill and cooked on high heat for about 10 minutes, brushing them with a Smokehouse BBQ sauce until they were very browned and the sauce was starting to caramelize.

I served them with some baked potatoes and fixings and some sliced veggies!




Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Cooking Time: 6 hours + 10 – 15 minutes  Servings: 2 – 4


  • 2 large racks of ribs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 3 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Smokehouse BBQ sauce


  1. Remove membrane from back of ribs and cut in half.
  2. In small bowl, mix together brown sugar, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder cumin and salt and pepper to make rub.
  3. “Rub” mixture onto both sides of ribs, making sure they are fully coated.
  4. Place ribs in crock pot, upright and with bone side down.
  5. Cook on low for about 6 hours.
  6. Remove from crock pot and grill on high heat until desired brownness and sauce is starting to caramelize.
  7. Serve and enjoy….. with lots of napkins!!!

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