Savor the Slow-Cooked Succulence: Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

Unlock the Flavor Symphony with This Mesmerizing Ribs Recipe

Indulge in the art of slow-cooking perfection with our Crockpot Barbecue Ribs, a culinary journey that transforms humble ingredients into a symphony of smoky, tender, and utterly delicious ribs. This recipe, meticulously crafted for your culinary pleasure, invites you to explore the world of low-and-slow cooking, resulting in ribs that practically fall off the bone. Let’s delve into the meticulous details, ensuring a culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds dancing.


For the Ribs:

  1. 3 pounds baby back ribs
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  4. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  5. 1 tablespoon onion powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Barbecue Sauce:

  1. 1 cup ketchup
  2. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  5. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 tablespoon molasses
  7. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. Salt and black pepper to taste


Step 1: Preparing the Ribs for a Flavorful Journey

  1. Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. Use a butter knife to lift the membrane at one end and then grab it with a paper towel, pulling it off in one swift motion.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to create a dry rub.
  3. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the ribs, ensuring a generous coating.

Step 2: Setting the Stage for Slow-Cooking Bliss

  1. Place the ribs in the slow cooker, standing them up against the walls with the meaty side facing outward.
  2. Set the slow cooker on low and let the ribs cook for 6-8 hours, allowing the magic of slow-cooking to unfold.

Step 3: Crafting the Flavorful Barbecue Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Simmer the sauce over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, allowing it to thicken and intensify in flavor.

Step 4: Glazing and Grilling Excellence

  1. Once the ribs are done cooking in the slow cooker, carefully transfer them to a preheated grill.
  2. Generously brush the ribs with the prepared barbecue sauce, allowing them to caramelize and develop a delightful crust.
  3. Grill the ribs for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they achieve a beautiful char and are infused with smoky goodness.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving (1/4 rack of ribs with sauce):

  • Calories: 450
  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 600mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 32g

Smart WW Points:

  • Blue Plan: 15 SmartPoints per serving
  • Green Plan: 17 SmartPoints per serving
  • Purple Plan: 11 SmartPoints per serving

Useful Information:

  1. Choosing Quality Ribs: Opt for high-quality baby back ribs for the best results.
  2. Make It Ahead: The ribs can be seasoned with the dry rub and refrigerated overnight for intensified flavors.
  3. Slow Cooker Magic: Utilize a programmable slow cooker for convenience and precise cooking.


The Crockpot Barbecue Ribs recipe invites you to experience the unparalleled joy of slow-cooked perfection. Elevate your next barbecue gathering with ribs that boast a harmonious blend of spices and smoky barbecue goodness. The low-and-slow cooking method ensures a tender, flavorful result that will have your guests singing praises. Share this culinary masterpiece and create lasting memories around the table. Embrace the art of slow-cooking with these mesmerizing barbecue ribs. Bon appétit!

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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.