Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Slow cooker baby back ribs are a popular and convenient way to prepare delicious and tender ribs with minimal effort. First, you’ll want to season the ribs with your favorite blend of spices or a pre-made rub. Then, place the seasoned ribs in a slow cooker with some liquid (such as water or barbecue sauce) to help keep them moist. Allow the ribs to cook on low heat for several hours until they are fully cooked and tender. This slow-cooking method ensures that the meat is flavorful and falls off the bone. If you prefer, you can finish the ribs with a quick sear on the grill or in the oven for added texture. Overall, slow cooker baby back ribs are a great way to enjoy delicious, restaurant-quality ribs at home with minimal fuss.

Here’s a recipe for Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs that includes the preparation time and nutrition facts:

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 6-8 hours

Total time: 6-8 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 racks of baby back ribs (about 4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the ribs.
  3. Pour the barbecue sauce and water into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  4. Place the ribs in the slow cooker, meat side down, so they are partially submerged in the liquid.
  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is tender and falls off the bone.
  6. Carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a baking sheet.
  7. Brush additional barbecue sauce over the ribs and broil them in the oven for a few minutes, until the sauce is caramelized and sticky.
  8. Slice the ribs and serve with your favorite sides.

Nutrition facts (per serving, based on 4 servings):

  • Calories: 610
  • Total Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Sodium: 1080mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 41g

Note: The nutritional information is an estimate and may vary depending on the ingredients and serving size used.