Easy Crockpot Ribs

I can't believe I haven't posted these yet because they are a staple in my household and they are so easy! Clearly, now is horrible timing to post recipes involving a crockpot after some guy name Jack died from it on a show called This is Us. But I don't watch the show so.....I know I know I swear I may be the only one! It's not that I don't like it, I just never got into it.

I have also become super lazy when it comes to using the crockpot since they invented those crockpot liners 😬 I mean it is a total waste of money not to just wash the pot but I use the crockpot when I am in a rush or don't feel like cooking, so for me they are a lifesaver!! 


I buy the pork loin back ribs from my local grocery store, HyVee and they come packaged like the above photo. I have tried the all beef ribs from Costco and other varieties, but I always come back to these.


Most of the time I just use one rack for 2 or 3 of us, but if I am feeding 4 or more I usually buy 2 packages to make sure there is enough. They refrigerate and re-heat well. 

If I buy one pack, I cut the loin in half (above photo). If I am cooking 2 full racks, I kind of situate them around the crock pot, not cut in halves. Do whatever fits yours best.


I literally just pull things out of my cabinet and toss them in, I love to cook that way! But here is what I toss in:

1-2 Tbsp minced garlic (can you tell I use a lot of garlic by the size of my jar πŸ™„)

1 tsp onion powder

1/3 cup BBQ sauce ( I love the Sweet Baby Rays-sweet & spicy) Less or more depending on what you like. I use a lot more when I am not eating low carb.

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp smoked paprika ( I love to put this on steaks too)

Salt and pepper to taste

I normally just sprinkle, toss, and coat in my recipes so if you think you need a touch more on something, add it! 

Turn the crock pot on low all day. I cook mine 7-8 hours on low. Serve with cauliflower mash and green beans! 


You don't need to rotate or mess with them while they cook! They create their own juice to cook in and this is what mine look like about 2 hours before they are ready to serve.

They will fall off the bone!