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Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs

Cooking BBQ pork ribs in a slow cooker is the ideal way to get melt in your mouth, tender meat.

This slow cooker pork ribs recipe is a simple version that requires minimal preparation – my favourite type of slow cooker recipe!

How To Cook BBQ Pork Ribs In A Slow Cooker

The quickest way to prepare this recipe is to use a shop-bought bottle of barbecue sauce – but you can make your own if you have a bit more time.

slow cooker pork ribs ingredients

What You Need:

  • Pork ribs – 700g to 1.5kg will serve 4
  • 250 – 300ml barbecue sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

And that’s it, five simple ingredients to make slow cooker pork ribs.

Making It: 

mixing ingredients for rib sauce
slow cooker rib sauce

Mix the BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic cloves and smoked paprika in a bowl until they are combined

Place the raw pork ribs in the slow cooker bowl. There is no need to sear them. 

pork ribs in slow cooker

Pour about three-quarters of the sauce mixture over the top of the pork ribs and place the lid on the slow cooker.

bbq pork ribs in slow cooker

Set off on low for 7 to 8 hours or low for 3 to 4 hours. I prefer to cook the ribs on low as I find the meat comes out a little more tender than when cooked on high – but if you don’t have the time, cooking them on high is just fine too.

The next step involves grilling the ribs for about 5 to 10 minutes – but this is optional.

Carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker – do this very gently; I like to use tongs so that the meat doesn’t fall apart.

Place the ribs in a baking tray. Spoon out some liquid in the slow cooker and mix it with the remaining BBQ sauce. Drizzle this sauce over the pork ribs and place it under the grill for 5 to 10 minutes or until the ribs begin to crisp up.

bbq pork ribs in slow cooker

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09/21/2021 04:18 am GMT
bbq pork ribs in slow cooker

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Cooking pork ribs in the slow cooker is the perfect way to get melt in your mouth tender meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg pork ribs
  • 300ml barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic and smoked paprika.
  2. Place the pork ribs directly into the slow cooker.
  3. Pour three-quarters of the sauce over the pork ribs, reserving the remaining quarter to use later.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set off on low for 7 to 8 hours, or high for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Carefully remove the pork ribs from the slow cooker, taking care not to let the soft meat fall apart. Place them in a baking tray.
  6. Scoop out a few spoonfuls of the liquid left in the slow cooker and stir it in with the reserved BBQ sauce from step 3.
  7. Drizzle this sauce over the pork ribs and place under a grill for 5 to 10 minutes or until they start to crisp up.

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