Fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs cooked all day in the slow-cooker. This super easy recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep, from start to finish! These pork ribs are so tender and flavorful with a simple BBQ rub, soaked in a saucy goodness.
Nothing says comfort food like meals made in the slow-cooker, and with summer winding down, a go-to recipe for fall-off-the-bone ribs is a staple every rib fan needs in their repertoire!
Most likely, you’ll have everyone you need on hand to make a quick, and simple – yet flavorful, dry rub for your rack of ribs! After sprinkling a very generous amount of your homemade spice rub, slather these ribs up with your favorite BBQ sauce for good measure. These ribs are SO good!
Slow-Cooker Saucy BBQ Ribs
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 3 tbsp Kosher salt
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 rack Smithfield Prime St. Louis-Style Spareribs
- 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. of pork ribs (I used St. Louis Style because they’re meatier)
- 2 cups BBQ sauce, plus more for serving
- About one hour before you plan to start cook, make the rub: In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Pat the ribs dry with paper towels. Using a knife, remove the thin membrane attached to the underside of the ribs. Sprinkle both sides ribs with the rub.
- Place the ribs in the slow-cooker, on their side (standing up) with the meatier side facing the inner wall. Pour the barbecue sauce over the ribs on both sides and let it drip down.
- Close the lid and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours, until the ribs are very tender (meat easily comes off the bone and/or the ribs separate without much effort).
- Using tongs, gently move the ribs to a large platter or cutting board and spoon some of the cooking juices all over the rack. Cut into slabs of 3-4 and serve.