Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs

Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs - Cooking Up Happiness

A summer is never complete without a few cookouts and of course some great BBQ ribs!

As I’ve said before, we aren’t able to have a grill at the place we live at right now… But I was not going to accept a summer without ribs, so I’ve been on a mission to find a great rib recipe that I could make in the oven or the crock-pot.

I came across a great crock-pot recipe where you cook the ribs in the crock-pot on low for about 8 hours, baste them with BBQ sauce, and finish them off in the oven to get that BBQ sauce caramelized on the top.

The result – easy crock-pot BBQ ribs!

This recipe is an absolute no-fail one… The ribs turn out so tender that the meat completely slides off the bone when you pick them up.

I paired these ribs with my easy red potatoes and some sweet corn the perfect meal for a summer night 🙂

TIP: To make these BBQ ribs even better, make sure you take the time to trim the fat and clean them properly.

Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs - Cooking Up Happiness


1 slab of baby back ribs, trimmed (see link above)
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 cup water
1/2 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce


  1. After you have trimmed the fat off the ribs, cut them into smaller slabs so that they fit in the crock-pot.
  2. Pour the 1/4 cup of water in the bottom of the crock-pot.
  3. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, onion powder and paprika on top of the ribs and rub into the meat with your hands.
  4. Place ribs in the crock-pot, cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  6. Line a baking sheet with foil (spray with cooking spray).
  7. Place ribs on the baking sheet and brush/coat them with BBQ sauce.
  8. Place into the oven for 10-15 minutes until the sauce caramelizes.
  9. Enjoy!
    Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs - Cooking Up Happiness

Adapted from: Easy Recipe Depot