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

Easy Crock-Pot Ribs Ingredients:

1 slab of baby back ribs, trimmed (see link above)
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 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 (or grill, just make sure to keep your eye on them so they don’t burn) for 10-15 minutes until the sauce caramelizes.
  9. Enjoy!Easy Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs - Cooking Up Happiness

Adapted from: Easy Recipe Depot


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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