Crockpot Baby Back Ribs

These tender, juicy, slow cooked, baby back pork ribs are finger lickin’ good!!

Servings: 2 racks


3 T. smoked paprika

2 T. light brown sugar lightly packed

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

2 racks baby back pork ribs

3 c. barbecue sauce plus more for serving


  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with vegetable spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together paprika, brown sugar, cayenne salt & pepper. Rub this mixture all over both sides of your ribs well.
  3. Arrange ribs in the slow cooker by standing them up against the wall and bending them to fit, thicker side down and meaty side against the pot.
  4. Pour barbecue sauce all over and between the ribs, cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to broil. Place the oven rack about 10-inches below the broiler element.
  6. Very carefully (as they are tender) remove the ribs from the Crockpot to a baking sheet lined with foil and a rack, bone side up. Brush the ribs with more bbq sauce and broil for 3 or 4 minutes.
  7. Take them out and very carefully flip them over, brush with sauce and broil again, meat side up, for approximately 5-7 minutes.
  8. Carefully remove ribs to a serving dish and cut into 2-rib sections. Slather with more bbq sauce if desired.

Cooks’ Note: I used a 5 qt. Crockpot