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Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

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Hey foodies! Jeviko here, and I’m about to introduce you to your new obsession—slow-cooked baby back ribs that melt in your mouth. I mean, who can say no to tender, flavorful ribs slathered in a homemade barbecue sauce that’s both tangy and sweet? Let’s dive right into this culinary journey and make some magic happen. Trust me, these ribs are a game-changer, and you don’t want to miss out on this explosion of flavors!this recipe is a breeze. Seriously, it’s like setting and forgetting—perfect for busy weekdays or lazy weekends. The slow-cooker does all the heavy lifting, infusing the meat with a sublime mix of flavors that only intensify over time. Plus, that finishing touch under the broiler? Get ready for barbecue sauce that transforms into a caramelized layer of awesomeness!

Can I use beef ribs instead of pork?
Absolutely! Beef ribs would work wonderfully with this recipe. Just be aware that beef ribs might have a richer flavor, so you’re in for a treat!

What if I don’t have apple cider vinegar?
No worries! You can use white vinegar as a substitute, and it will still give you that tangy kick we’re aiming for. 😊

Can I use this recipe for a BBQ gathering?
You betcha! These slow-cooker ribs are perfect for BBQs, picnics, and any outdoor feast. Just make sure to prepare enough because they’ll disappear fast!

How can I make the ribs spicier?
Feeling fiery, huh? Just add more cayenne pepper, or perhaps even some chopped jalapeños to the sauce mix. Get ready for a zesty ride!

Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender.


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Turn on your oven’s broil function. We’ll use it later for that sizzle we all love!
  2. If you can, peel off the membrane on the back of the ribs. A paper towel helps you grip it. This makes your ribs even more tender!
  3. Shake on some salt and pepper. Yep, it’s that easy, and it makes a world of difference.
  4. For the sauce Mix BBQ sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne in a bowl. Stir well!
  5. Put your ribs in the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over them. Make sure they’re well-coated!
  6. Close the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Your home will smell amazing, I promise!
  7. Place the cooked ribs on a baking sheet. Want more sauce? Brush some more on.
  8. Pop them in the oven for 2-3 minutes under the broiler. Watch for bubbly, golden sauce!
  9. Let them sit for a few minutes, then dig in!

Cooking tips:

  • For more tenderness, you can sear the ribs in a pan before slow-cooking.
  • No slow cooker? Use your oven at 300°F for 2-3 hours, covered.
  • Make your own BBQ sauce with ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and spices. Simmer it for 10 minutes.

That’s it! Super simple, right? Enjoy your delicious ribs!

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