Crockpot Ribs

I never really liked ribs until about a year ago and now that I’m pregnant they are one of my biggest cravings. After a recent (and major disappointing) trip to Montana’s, my husband I came to the conclusion that my recipe tastes so much better. I made them tonight and wanted to share. Let me know your thoughts.

Updated December 21, 2014
It’s been a few years since I originally posted this recipe and I made a few changes (and updated the awful photos that came from my old iPhone 4).

Crockpot Ribs

  • 2 racks pork ribs
  • Rib Rub (seasoning salt or sea salt is fine)


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce (personally I like bold flavors like Bulls Eye)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsps celery seed
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar *if you are using a sweeter BBQ sauce, I don’t recommend adding more sugar.

Preheat oven to 350 and massage ribs with rib rub. Bake for 30 minutes, flip ribs over and bake for another half hour. While ribs are baking, make your sauce.

Arrange ribs in your crockpot and smother ribs in sauce. I layer rib, sauce, rib, sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

My sauce recipe is probably enough for four racks (depending on how big they are). Use your own judgment, but I like a lot of sauce when it comes to my ribs.

The pictures are not the greatest, but the results are amazing. Please share with your friends:

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

30 comments on “Crockpot Ribs”

  1. They look so yummy! We love lots of sauce too!

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  3. This looks wonderful! I will have to try them.

    Clancy Harrison

  4. Yummy! I wish I could reach into the screen with a fork.

  5. I love ribs in the crock pot. Yum!

    New follower from the Monkey Monday blog hop.

  6. oooh, crockpot ribs are so good and so easy!

  7. Looks good. Can this be made with beef ribs?

  8. i feel u i went through that this yr too but i wanted ribs from hooters

  9. Always looking for new crock pot recipes – and my family loves ribs – thanks!!

  10. Hi there! So glad I found your blog through the hop. So refreshing! I’ve always wanted to try crockpot ribs but have never been game. You’ve just inspired me!

  11. I think they look good- drippy, the way they should be! lol
    marie from howard house reviews

  12. I wish I could reach into the screen with a fork.I’ve always wanted to try crockpot ribs but have never been game. You’ve just inspired me!

  13. This looks delicious! Does it have to be pork ribs?

  14. OMG!!!! That looks amazing! 🙂 My mouth is watering. I just don’t think my lunch can compare! lol! Def giving these a try sooooon! I pinned it on Pinterest! 😉

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  16. Oh my gosh! Is it wrong that I was drooling as I read this post?!?! I want some of these bad boys right now! LOL! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Bookmarked it for future use! Maybe next week while visiting fam for holidays!

  17. I make ribs in the crock pot, but never like this. I will have to try sometime. Usually I make them with a bit of orange juice and some rib sauce and apples and onion, maybe a pinch of brown sugar. They are pretty sweet and tasty and moist that way too. Great recipe. I went through a period where after I watched Silence of The Lambs I couldn’t look at ribs, but thankfully I love them again and youngest DD loves them too.

  18. OMG, that looks delicious. Ribs are definitely a favorite in our home and you totally just made me drool.

  19. Oh Hubby would be beyond excited if I made him ribs. I can’t stomach them. The whole bone and meat thing makes me gage. Can’t even eat chicken wings but he sure does love when I cook thing kind of stuff for him. May have to be nice and try this recipe out! It does sound yummy, minus the bones!

  20. Those ribs look so good! I love sweet and sour spare ribs. One of my favourites since I was a kid!

  21. Yummmmmm!! I love ribs…and they’re so tender and tasty in the crockpot too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  22. Hi! I have ribs in the fridge ready to be cooked this week. This recipe looks delish! I was wondering if you think I could bake them for the 30 minutes each side and make the sauce at night and then layer it all in the crockpot the following morning before leaving for work?

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