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Slow Cooker Idaho Apple Ribs

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

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  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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11 years ago

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!

10 years ago

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?

10 years ago
Reply to  Bob

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

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