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**Slow Cooker Hickory Smoked Ribs

Slow Cooker Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs

  • Cooking Time:

    8 Hours on LOW
  • Servings:



1/2 c. BBQ Sauce
The Smoking Gun (optional)
3 lb. Rack of Pork Ribs
:Rub ingredients:
2 tsp. Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
½ c. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Smoked Paprika

I recent­ly found a new gad­get for my kitchen — The Smok­ing Gun — and so I just had to smoke some­thing from my slow cook­er! I made these Slow Cook­er Hick­o­ry Smoked BBQ Ribs in my Crock-Pot® Casse­role Crock™ and they turned out soooo deli­cious­ly!

Watch me smoke these Ribs here –> How to Smoke Ribs in a Slow Cook­er with The Smok­ing Gun

If you don’t have a Smok­ing Gun, you can skip that step and go right to bast­ing with BBQ sauce, but think about get­ting one!  I’ve had so much fun with mine that I’m plan­ning on get­ting my Dad one for Father’s Day.  (I even smoked cheese recent­ly!)

  1. Cut a 3lb. rack of pork ribs in half and place both halves side by side in a large slow cook­er.
  2. Mix Johnny’s Sea­son­ing Salt, gar­lic pow­der, brown sug­ar and smoked papri­ka (rub ingre­di­ents) in a bowl and spread over both sides of ribs
  3. Cov­er & cook on LOW for 8 hours. (Do NOT remove lid dur­ing cook­ing!)
  4. After ribs are fin­ished, move your slow cook­er out­side and fire up The Smok­ing Gun.  (If you don’t have The Smok­ing Gun, then go to step 6!)
  5. Place tube from smok­er direct­ly in the slow cook­er and cov­er with the lid.  Tape shut the steam vent, if your lid has one.  Using hick­o­ry chips for the best fla­vor, add smoke until entire slow cook­er is filled.  Let the ribs absorb the smoke for 15 min­utes then repeat smok­ing, if desired.
  6. Next, baste ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce.
  7. If desired, place ribs in an oven-safe dish and place under the broil­er for a few min­utes to brown and caramelize the BBQ sauce.


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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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What is Johnny’s sea­son­ing salt, must be sold in your area, not in Canads


Made these last night. They were deli­cious! Meat fell off the bone! Yum­my!


Do you remove the sil­ver skin? I always get con­flict­ing answers on this one.

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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