Slow Cooker Country Style Barbecue Ribs are tender, juicy and so full of flavor. Cooking them in the slow cooker ensures that you can have these fall-off-the-bone barbecue ribs any time of the year!
We are huge fans of the slow cooker in our house. It’s easy to use, makes delicious meals, and makes our house smell amazing. Take these Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs. There’s a lot of meat on these country style ribs, and cooking them in the makes them so tender that they literally fall off the bone.
There are a few different methods of cooking ribs in the slow cooker. Sometimes I’ll just throw them in and let them simmer in their own juices, and sometimes I’ll prop them up on some foil. The latter method is the one I used for these Country Style Ribs. It helps to keep the meat from falling apart too much, make it a little easier to remove from the slow cooker in tact. It also let the fat drip off while still keeping the meat super flavorful.
You also have the option of cooking the ribs with BBQ sauce or slathering them after they’re finished cooking. Waiting until the end to add the sauce helps the flavor of the meat itself really come shine, rather than the sauce.
Which method you use is really up to you. They both work! Either way you’ll have tender juicy ribs that are fall-off-the-bone delicious.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs
- 3 1/2 pounds bone-in country pork ribs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1 18- ounce bottles of your favorite barbecue sauce
- In a small bowl, combine dry seasonings and set aside.
- Rinse ribs and pat dry. Rub dry seasonings into ribs with your hands until completely coated. sprinkle liquid smoke over the ribs.
- Crumple a few pieces of foil and lay them on the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer the ribs on top of the foil.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
- Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and serve hot. To caramelize the sauce (optional) place cooked ribs in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet and broil for 3-4 minutes, careful not to let the sauce burn.
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