Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Some busy days it is really great to put something in the Slow Cooker and come home at the end of the day to wonderful smells of a great Slow Cooker meal. Today I am making my favorite Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs that our family just loves. I think the secret to the flavor of these ribs is the rub and letting that rub set overnight with the ribs. Lets get these ribs in the cooker.

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Miz Helen's Kitchen
3 to 4 pounds Baby Back Ribs
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 medium yellow onion chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
1 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire
1/2 cup Honey
2 cups Apple Juice
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the rub:
In a small container mix all the Rub ingredients together.
Wash and dry the ribs, then cut them into sections that will fit the cooker.
Generously rub the ribs all over on both sides with the rub mix.
Cover the ribs and refrigerate for at least 4 to 8 hours or overnight.
For the sauce:
In a medium saucepan on medium heat sweat the chopped onion until the onion is clear.
Add the garlic, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, Honey, Apple Juice, salt, black and cayenne pepper and heat the mixture to medium heat. Add the corn starch and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from the heat and continue to stir until the mixture begins to thicken.
To cook the ribs:
Remove the ribs from the refrigerator and bring the ribs to room temperature.
Turn the Slow Cooker on high and heat the cooker before placing the ribs inside.

Place the ribs in the Slow Cooker.
Pour the hot sauce over the ribs.
Cook on high for 4 1/2 hours.
Carefully remove the ribs to a serving plate and serve the sauce on the side.
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Ready To Cook

Remove The Cooked Ribs To A Serving Dish


Sides For The Ribs Today
Fresh Black Eyed Peas and Mustard Potato Salad
Pickle Pot Pickles

I sure am glad that you could stop by and have dinner with us today and hope that you enjoy this country meal. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon, we always look forward to your visits.
Peace and Joy,
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Miz Helen, these sound awesome. I am so ready for some good ribs. It seems like summertime food to me.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  2. Absolutely wonderful!! I would love, love this meal!! Blessings, Catherine

  3. Hi Miz Helen, I LOVE ribs and a slow cooker too. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I would love to ry it sometime.

  4. As much as I due my slow cooker, you'd think I would have done ribs, but I haven't and we do love them. I think you've just provided inspiration.

  5. I have been wanting to try ribs in the crock pot. Your recipe looks delicious and I won't have to worry about burning them on the grill. We love ribs and I must make them more often.

  6. That does sound delightful Miz Helen. We haven't had ribs in awhile, so I think we'll try this one out. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

  7. Awesome timing Miz Helen. I wanted to do ribs for Memorial Day but my husband informed me that our grill is on its last leg. Slow cooker works, though! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi, Miz Helen. I wanted to stop in and tell you that I made these yesterday. I used pork ribs instead of beef because that's what I had in the freezer. The flavor was excellent and we loved the ribs!

    2. Hi Michelle,
      I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed the ribs, we just love them. I have made this recipe with beef and pork, we love it either way. Thanks so much for stopping back by to let us know that you liked them. Hope you have a great week.
      Miz Helen

  8. I have never tried to make ribs in the crockpot before. You have inspired me! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week.

  9. Oh Miz Helen, I can just imagine how delicious these lovely ribs smell while they are cooking and how good they taste. The sauce ingredients are awesome - I really can't wait to give your recipe a try. It's hard to get good ribs in England but I'm going to talk to my butcher as soon as we get home! Pinned - thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  10. Thank you for linking up Miz Helen at Simple Supper Tuesday, you have been featured at Moore Or Less Cooking Food Blog! Nettie


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