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Ribs in the Slow Cooker: 14 Slow Cooker Ribs Recipes

Find recipes for spare ribs, baby back ribs, country-style ribs, and more!

Updated March 05, 2018
Ribs in the Slow Cooker 14 Slow Cooker Ribs Recipes

You may not have thought of your slow cooker as a way to cook things you'd ordinarily throw on the grill, however, slow cooked ribs might just be one of our favorite items to make when summer rolls around.

Why? Because you'll achieve a fork-tender, fall-off-the-bone consistency that you can't aways get on the grill. Plus, when you cook ribs in the slow cooker, you'll free up your grill for other items, like burgers and hot dogs, making your backyard BBQ come to life in no time at all.

Slow cooker ribs have never been easier to achieve with the simple and delectable recipes we've included below. From traditional, savory recipes, to sweet, spicy and even fruity sauces, these ribs are sure to be the only thing people can talk about next time you have a get-together. So what are you waiting for? Let's get slow cookin'!

And for a staple BBQ sauce you can always turn to, check out the easy homemade sauce recipe included below. It will give you something finger-lickin'-good to throw on all your slow cooker ribs and other BBQ recipes this summer and all year round.

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs Recipes

  • Slow Cooker Spare Ribs

    Everyone loves ribs, but not everyone loves all the work that goes into them. Now you can eliminate all that work with this amazing recipe. If you don't have a spare ribs recipe, then you definitely need to add this recipe for Slow Cooker Spare Ribs into your repertoire! 

Slow Cooker Recipes for Baby Back Ribs

  • Cajun Style Slow Cooker Ribs

    This recipe puts a Louisiana spin on ribs by using a Cajun spice rub. When you make these slow cooker ribs, you’ll be amazed by how fall-off-the-bone tender they are. The Cajun spice gives them a great flavor that has just the right amount of kick.

Slow Cooker Country-Style Ribs

More Pork Ribs Recipes

  • Four Ingredient BBQ Ribs

    Besides having few ingredients, this recipe for Four Ingredient BBQ Ribs is so easy because it cooks all day. This slow cooker ribs recipe will make you rethink the way you cook BBQ dishes from here on out. 

Slow Cooker Recipes for Beef Ribs

Blueberry Chipotle Barbeque Ribs

Blueberry Chipotle Barbeque Ribs: You wouldn't think that blueberries and ribs could taste amazing together, but this ribs recipe will open your eyes to the wonders of this flavor combination. Mostly, you'll be blown away at how little you have to do to get this delicious meal on your table. Just throw and go—it's that easy!

BONUS! Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Homemade Slow Cooker Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Slow Cooker Barbecue Sauce: "I'm just going to go on and say it. If you're not putting this on everything you eat, you are just not living! Seriously. My Homemade Slow Cooker Barbecue Sauce is that good!"

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