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Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Barbeque Ribs on a rack inside a slow cooker.

Ribs have never been easier than with this slow cooker BBQ ribs recipe. Season and brown the ribs on a weekend morning, and then let them marinate in the slow cooker during the day while you go on a road trip, get some errands done, or just relax. Eight hours later, the ribs will be perfectly flavored and practically falling off the bone. We especially love the tang of chili sauce mixed with sweet brown sugar

4 lbs. pork baby back ribs
salt & pepper to taste
2 c. ketchup
1 c. chili sauce
1-2 c. packed brown sugar
4 T. vinegar
2 t. dried oregano
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season ribs with salt and pepper and place in a shallow baking pan.
  3. Brown them in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn them over, and brown another 15 minutes. Drain fat.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
  5. Place ribs in a slow cooker. Pour sauce over the ribs, and stir to coat.
  6. Cover, and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the ribs are tender.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours
Yield: 4-5 servings


Comments (11)


Oh this sounds good.I am wondering if I can fix country ribs this way


Sounds really yummy

Beverly Blake

They were the best ribs. And no grill or mess. My husband ate all the ribs before I could have some the next day.

Linda L Frazier

Is it 1 to 2 cups brown sugar or 1/2 cup?


I’m going to try this wwekend.


A must try! Thanks


Can’t wait to try these ribs…but, I have a ?…..
What is Chili sauce?

Colleen E Kidd

First I need to get a slow cooker (probably a Ginnys brand) and then I’m going to try this recipe and take it to my sister who is a fan of baby back ribs. It sounds wonderful. Maybe she will let me have some!! Thanks!!


1/2 cup. If you like it sweeter you can add more to your taste.


How would you adjust this recipe for BEEF RIBS? Would you cook the same amount of time?

The Ginny's Team

Hi Janice,

Beef ribs need to be cooked slower so they don’t get tough. We suggest skipping the oven portion of the directions for cooking and just add the seasonings and beef ribs directly into the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

-The Ginny’s Team

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Published on Jan 25 2017

Last Updated on Nov 01 2018

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