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Yummy Baby Back Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

Steakhouse quality without steakhouse price.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Meals
Servings: 6 servings
Author: SlowCookerKitchen.com



  • 2 baby back rib racks
  • 2 bottle barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 recipe for barbecue rib rub

Rib Rub


  • Remove ribs from packaging & drain.
  • Mix up the rib rub and set aside.
  • Cut up the ribs into serving size pieces that fit in your slow cooker.
  • Rub the ribs down on both sides with the rib rub.
  • Set the ribs aside and allow them to rest while you mix up the sauce. This make the rub sorta "meld" with the meat.
  • In a separate bowl mix the barbecue sauce, minced garlic and liquid smoke. Reserve about 3/4 cup for later.
  • Spray, oil or butter your crockpot insert.
  • Place a layer of the ribs in the crock pot. Liberally brush them down on both sides with the barbecue sauce. Continue the layering process until the ribs are all in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook them on low for 6 to 8 hours.


  • Heat your oven to broil.
  • Line a couple cookie sheets with foil and spray, oil or butter them.
  • Use tongs to remove the ribs from the crock pot and lay them out in a single layer on the foil lined cookie sheets.
  • Brush them with a healthy layer of the reserved barbecue sauce.
  • Place them in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • They’re ready when they look a little glossy and are slightly browned.