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Simple Slow Cooker Ribs

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Have you been scared of making ribs? Do they sound like a complicated and time-consuming meal? We hope this incredibly easy slow cooker method will change your mind! With just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can turn any hunk of meat into a sweet and tangy meal bursting with flavor!

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This recipe is as easy as 1-2-3: Dry rub, bbq sauce, slow cooker. If you want to go the extra mile, you can broil the ribs for a few minutes before serving to caramelize the bbq sauce. Friends and family will think you spent hours on this finger-licking good dish, but really the slow cooker does all the work! Don’t be afraid of ribs, try this recipe!

Simple Slow Cooker Ribs

5 mins, 6 hours to prepare Serves 6-8


  • 5 lbs baby back ribs
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
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  1. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning on the ribs, and place in the slow cooker with the meaty part of the ribs facing the walls of the slow cooker.
  2. Add 2-3 cups of your favorite bbq sauce, making sure to cover all sides of the meat.
  3. Set slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Optional: Broil ribs in the oven for 5 minutes before serving to caramelize the sauce
  5. Serve up hot, enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Listotic.

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