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Slow Cooker Idaho Apple BBQ Ribs

  • Cooking Time:

    4–5 hours on LOW
  • Servings:



1 pack­age of baby back pork ribs, cut into 4 (2 lbs.)
1 Granny Smith Apple, sliced
1 Gala apple, sliced
1 sweet vidalia onion, diced
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 cup hon­ey
1 bot­tle Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
1 bot­tle chipo­tle rasp­ber­ry bbq sauce
1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s Ten­nessee Hon­ey Liqueur
Sweet/Spicy Rib Rub:
1/2 cup brown sug­ar
2 tsp chipo­tle chile pep­per
2 tsp chili pow­der
1/2 tsp cayenne pep­per
1 tsp Hun­gar­i­an papri­ka


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Cat­e­go­ry: Main Dish

Sub­mit­ted by: Alli­son S. of Ida­ho


  1. Remove sil­ver­skin from ribs with a knife.
  2. Cut ribs into 4 equal pieces.
  3. Rub both sides of ribs gen­er­ous­ly with Sweet/Spicy Rib Rub mix­ture.
  4. Broil ribs until nice­ly carmelized.
  5. Mix BBQ sauces & hon­ey togeth­er, set aside.
  6. Place sliced apples & diced onion in the bot­tom of the slow cook­er.
  7. Add cider & liqueur.
  8. Place one por­tion of ribs, pour some sauce, repeat until all 4 por­tions are in the slow cook­er & cov­ered with sauce.
  9. Cov­er & Crock on low for 4–5 hours or until the meat starts falling off the bone.  (Try not to remove the lid until the ribs are near­ly done — “if you’re lookin’, you’re not cookin’. ”)
  10. Enjoy with a nice cold hard cider and a big hunk of corn­bread.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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I am total­ly going to make this although I might tweak the ingre­di­ents a lit­tle. I may change out the sauces with what I have on hand and am going to use reg­u­lar papri­ka and I think that will be ok. I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for post­ing!


Am I cor­rect in assum­ing that any ribs cooked in a crock pot will not have that bark/crust that cook­ing over open fire makes?


Nev­er mind. I just saw the part of the recipe that required broil­ing.

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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