Crock Pot Ribs

I don’t have a lot of time to meal prep these days. Between working forty hours a week, having a baby, and just trying to do life….I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen for every meal. Where we would be without a crock pot??? Seriously??? I am thankful everyday for mine. And you can tell, because it looks well used loved.

I was able to throw this meal together in just a few minutes, while Zoe crawled around the kitchen floor growling and managed not to splatter anything on my work clothes. When I came home that evening, our house smelled amazing and dinner was ready!

What You Need

Rack of ribs or package of already cut ribs (I used St Louis Style)

1 bottle of BBQ sauce

2 tablespoons of brown sugar (optional – I like it and would suggest it if you chose a sauce that doesn’t have a sweet taste or brown sugar already in it)

2-3 teaspoons of worchestershire sauce

2-3 teaspoons of minced garlic

2-3 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

Cooking Spray or crock pot liner (I ran out of my beloved liners and need to get more!!!)

What You Do

Spray your crock pot with cooking spray or use a crock pot liner.

Place your ribs into the crock pot.

Dump the rest of the ingredients in, covering the ribs.

Cook on low for 8 or more hours.

Come home to an amazing smell and meat literally falling off the bone.

If you want to add a little crisp off-the-grill feeling to them…you could bake them in the oven for 10-15 minutes on around 400 degrees. But ummm I often don’t feel like dirtying another pan.

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  • Reply Bri @ My Life As September 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Oh man this might have to be what I make next week! I was looking at ribs at the store the other day thinking they sounded good.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders September 26, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I can’t even imagine how heavenly your kitchen smelled while this was cooking! I always feel like it’s such a huge process to cook ribs, especially if you’re grilling outside, but this is the perfect alternative! And you’re totally right, ain’t nobody got time to spend a bunch of time cooking meals, especially with everything else going on with life in general!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth September 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I’m alllllll about that crockpot and seriously Mark would be all over those! So yummy.

  • Reply Emelia September 26, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Yum yum! I am allll about the crock pot and always looking for more recipes so this is getting pinned. How nice and easy and looks delicious too!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs September 26, 2017 at 9:48 am

    These look so good! I’m all about some easy crockpot recipes!

  • Reply Audrey September 26, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Oh man… I feel like I can *smell* these ribs through your post. Yummy yummy!!

  • Reply Marie September 26, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Oh those look so good!!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Did I die and go to Rib heaven! My husband doesn’t like ribs….whaaaat? So I’ll make them for me!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky September 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    oooo yes! i love new crockpot recipes! right now we’re going through a heat wave (wtf – 32°C right now) so i’m waiting for the temps to cool to pull out my ol’ crock pot!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I wonder if they make vegetarian ‘ribs’… I’ll have to look 🙂

  • Reply StephTheBookworm September 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This sounds so delicious! I am obsessed with my crockpot. I actually have two of them because I used to like to meal prep and make two things on the weekends at once lol.

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen September 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Love this! Ribs are such a labor of love and I never have the time when I crave them. This delicious recipe solves that problem!

  • Reply Dani September 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve never made ribs because I don’t have a grill and it seems like a lot of work, but I do LOVE anything that I can just throw in the crockpot! Definitely saving this! (And LOL @ “I often don’t feel like dirtying another pan”- so damn true!!)

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis September 26, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I’ve made a similar recipe and I love how easy it is although I think I prefer the taste of ribs right off the grill. I usually boil them first for 45 mins and then grill them with BBQ sauce for 15 mins. SO good but not as quick and easy as the crockpot.

  • Reply Darby Fleming Hawley September 27, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Yummmmm! I need to come to your house for dinner!

  • Reply Kay September 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Ummm…. Yumm!!! These look amazing! Crockpot for life.

  • Reply cara September 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    These look yummy! I need to give these a go on the weekend soon! Loving all the recipes you’ve been sharing lately. 🙂

  • Reply Laura September 27, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I love ribs!! This looks so yummy and so so easy — I always tend to forget I have a crockpot that can cook my food for me during the day!

  • Reply Danielle September 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Yum. These sound really good. I have to try this.

  • Reply SMD September 28, 2017 at 11:31 am

    They look delicious!

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