28. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

If you think barbecued ribs are summertime fare only, think again! This slow-cooked crockpot version will make you feel like it's summertime all year.


4 lbs pork baby-back ribs
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cups bottled or homemade BBQ sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot sauce

Make Ahead Preparation:

Season ribs to taste with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat.

Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.

To serve immediately, see instructions below. Or allow ribs to cool, wrap them tightly in tin foil and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Last Minute Assembly:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place ribs on foil-wrapped baking sheet and baste with some additional BBQ sauce. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until ribs are heated through and you start to see some caramelization of the sauce.

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  1. This was excellent! Whole family loved it. I wouldn't change a thing.

  2. This recipes looks good. My son likes ribs. My husband won't cook them because of the hassle it takes to make them.