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**Slow Cooker Best Ever BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooker BEST EVER BBQ Ribs

  • Cooking Time:

    7-8 hours on High or 10-12 hours on Low
  • Servings:

    4-5

Ingredients

2 - 3 lb. ribs, rack (pork loin ribs are the best)
3 1/2 c. pineapple juice (reserve 1/4 c. for basting before they are grilled)
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
16 oz. BBQ sauce, bottle (favorites, Famous Dave’s, Sweet Baby Rays)

The title says it all Slow Cooker BEST EVER BBQ Ribs! Love this recipe as I can put it on early in the morning, and know my meal can be ready in just 15 or 20 minutes when I get home in the evening!

  1. Spray the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner!
  2. Cut defrosted rib slabs into individual slabs (about 2-3 ribs each). Placing the ribs into the slow cooker.
  3. Mix the pineapple juice and brown sugar together and pour over the ribs.
  4. Cover. Cook on High for 6-7 hours or Low for 8-10 hours.
  5. When the ribs are done in the slow cooker, use tongs to gently pull them out (they will fall apart when you touch them).
  6. Start the grill on medium heat.
  7. While the grill is heating up, mix together the bottle of BBQ sauce and the 1/4 cup of pineapple juice you reserved.
  8. Gently place the ribs on the grill and and brush with BBQ/Pineapple sauce. Turning the ribs twice, slathering with more sauce each time (you can’t have enough sauce!)
  9. The ribs will take about 10-15 minutes to glaze over (as soon as that sauce starts to turn sticky, you know they are done!).

NOTE: I think the grilling steps really add to the recipe but you can certainly skip the grill if you don’t have one or don’t have time for it.

Happy Crocking!

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JUDY
JUDY
7 years ago

I absolutely cannot wait to try this!!! I don’t have a grill. Could I do the last part under the broiler??? Thanks!

Renee Antrilli
Renee Antrilli
7 years ago

Will baby back ribs workmwith this recipe?

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago

I’m making about 6 pounds of ribs tonight for dinner for a group of friends (half of the ribs are pork loin, half baby back)… followed your recipe but added a little extra pineapple juice and brown sugar to cover all the ribs in my pot, though I didn’t have enough to completely cover every last inch of ribs, some bits are poking out! Hopefully that’s not a big deal… that mixture smells divine. Hoping they turn out great! Thanks for the recipe!!!

Jackie Marie
6 years ago

Thank you Judy for your question and Crock-Pot Girl for your answer, I was hoping I could make these this weekend, but the weather is already to cold for the BBQ grill in WI.
So I will try the broiler method.

Megan
Megan
6 years ago

So I don’t have a broiler or a grill. Any ideas of what do for the last part?

Kim
Kim
6 years ago

I’ve always used my moms BBQ sauce and have recieved nothing but compliments. It’s chili sauce and grape jelly. I usually use a full bottle of chili sauce and about half a large jar of jelly. I bet this would be super delicious with the pineapple juice and brown sugar mixed. Will have to try, thanks.

Kimberly
Kimberly
6 years ago

My husband picked up Pork Country Style ribs. Do you think they will work and taste good with this recipe? Thanks

Ashley
Ashley
6 years ago

I have short ribs will those work with this recipe?

Reneeberson
6 years ago

Wow, must try these, yum, yum, drooling already! lol! thx.

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Kathy
Kathy
6 years ago

Question~if they fall apart in the crockpot how does grilling them work???

MelissaM
MelissaM
6 years ago

You can put them under the broiler to set the sauce if you can’t grill them

Connie Sweeney
Connie Sweeney
6 years ago

These ribs were so awesome!! I have tried sooo many times to make fall apart, tender, tasty, ribs and the recipes have all failed finally found these and my husband loved them! Thank you!

Sharon Carr
Sharon Carr
5 years ago

What size crock pot do you recommend using for the recipe above?

Karen
Karen
5 years ago

I cut my baby backs into 4 sections & stand them on end in my 6 qt cooker so fat drips off. Also, for those who haven’t tried the sauce….my new fave is Sticky Fingers….I’m a BBQ ribs snob so this is quite the recommendation 🙂

Michael
Michael
5 years ago

great ribs, nearly fool proof. loved by all that have them.
just watch the ribs that they don’t overcook in the crock pot.
highly recommended.

Sean
Sean
5 years ago

Do you remove the silver skin, or just leave it on? Thanks.

Stephanie
Stephanie
5 years ago

I made these tonight. I finished up on my Foreman grill. They were delicious! Two-thumbs up from my boys!

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