I’m going to be busting out some recipes in the following days because you know, boredom. Crock Pot ribs were the shit before I got my Instant Pot (they still are – just takes a bit longer). So here’s a solid go-to if you’re one of the non-cool kids without the “IP”.


Ribs will taste good if you just cook them plain, so it really doesn’t matter what you add to them. Empty your fridge and dump it all in – you might come up with an amazing concoction and if so pls share with me.


Slather the ribs so they’re evenly covered, and be sure to flip them half way through to be fair to each bb.


A mere 4 hours (on high) or 8 hours (on low) and these bad boys are ready to devour.


Of course most people (with working ovens) should give it a final burn under the broiler, but people like me (with broken ovens) can not and will still survive.


It’s worth noting these are just as tasty and tender as ever. The slight char from the broiler is not missed.


Also, I don’t add any sugar like other recipes because it really isn’t necessary if you’re using store-purchased BBQ sauce. Savory and juicy all the way!



  • 5 lbs pork spare ribs (baby back ribs are fine too, but they’re smaller and will need less cooking time)
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 5 cloves chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste



  1. Pour all ingredients besides the spare ribs in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Adjust any seasonings to taste (hot sauce is great here too!).
  2. Smother the spare ribs and let sit for an hour or so wrapped in the fridge.
  3. Get the Crock Pot out and spray with oil. Throw in the ribs and all remaining sauce into the bowl.
  4. Cook on High for 4 hours, or 8 on Low. Flip the two rib packs half way through so everything gets cooked evenly.
  5. After time is up, open and test for doneness if meat falls off the bone. If so, remove meat; if not, add another hour.
  6. Take ribs out of the Crock Pot once cooked to your preference. If you want the char, slather the top of the ribs with BBQ sauce on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes in an oven.
  7. I didn’t do that (obvs) and it was tasty as it was. ENJOY!
Posted by:Talei Rukstad

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