Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs are the answer to all your summertime meal needs! Whether entertaining or just creating a delicious family dinner you won’t be disappointed with these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs!
What if I told you the best ribs I’ve ever had didn’t come from a grill or a smoker or even my favorite BBQ restaurant, but instead, my slow cooker?! Does it sound totally insane? I kind of think it does, but yet here we are, talking about a traditional BBQ favorite and your slow cooker in the same sentence. It’s okay, I don’t mind if you look at me like I might have lost it, as long as you give these ribs a try!
Now, if I’m going to have ribs, you’d better bet they need to be worth all that work to eat them off of the bones. I found some extra meaty back ribs when I was at Wal-Mart the other day and they were perfect. Totally worth the effort and plenty of meat.
The ONLY thing I did to get these ribs started was to rub them down with the Memphis spice blend from my brisket recipe. I did have to cut the rack in half to get it to fit in my 6 quart slow cooker, but that’s it. Just cut carefully between the bones and it should be easy.
Once they’re done, you can pop them on a foil lined baking sheet (make sure you use a sturdy one, like this one that I use) and brush them with just a touch of BBQ sauce and broil them in the oven for just 2-3 minutes to get the perfect caramelization.
Serve up with your favorite summer sides and you have what may arguably be the best BBQ meal you’ve ever made!
Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs are the answer to all your summertime meal needs! Whether entertaining or just creating a delicious family dinner you won't be disappointed with these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs!
- 3-4 pound extra-meaty pork baby back ribs
- 2 tablespoons Homemade Memphis Rub
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Cut ribs as needed to fit in slow cooker
Sprinkle both sides with Homemade Memphis Rub seasoning
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
Place cooked ribs on foiled lined baking sheet and brush with BBQ sauce
Broil for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned
Want to add the perfect sides? Here are my favorites!