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baby back ribs in the crockpot

Baby Back Ribs in the Crockpot

So easy, no mess and delicious
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs


  • 2-3 racks baby back ribs cut down to fit in your crockpot
  • store-bought steak or ribs dry rub or see my version below
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce


  • Apply the dry rub to both sides of the ribs. Experts say to remove the skin on the back and I’ve seen on TV others keep it on because they say it keeps the flavors in…so I leave it on, but with the tip of a knife pierce this membrane in quite a few places to let the rub go in.
  • Cover the ribs with BBQ sauce. You will add more near the end of cooking time.
  • Set your crock pot on high and cook for 4 hours.
  • Then line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil or parchemin paper and place the ribs (meat side up) on it, add more BBQ sauce on them and broil for 15 minutes or use the grill instead if in summer.½


My homemade baby back rib dry rub

Mix together all these:
l cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup paprika, 2 tbsp salt, 1 tbs black pepper, 1 tbs cayenne pepper, 1 tbs garlic powder, 1 tbs onion powder.
Store in airtight container in cool place.