Melt In Your Mouth Crock Pot Ribs

written by Julie Cohn

For years, I didn’t have a good track record when it came to cooking ribs.  If I cooked them in the oven, they came out too greasy, and if I cooked them on the grill, I burned them beyond recognition…I gave “char-broiled” a whole new meaning!  Not any more!  These Melt In Your Mouth Crock Pot ribs are cooked tender and moist in the crock pot, with a zesty-sweet sauce.  They will truly melt in your mouth!

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I’ve made these for several years now this way, and each time they’ve come out perfect…in fact, my husband has declared them the best ribs he’s ever had!   These are easy to make, easy to clean up, with no risk of burning to a crisp like on the grill.  Also, by standing the ribs on their end, they are not lying in their own fat drippings all day, so are a lot less greasy!  You put them in the crock pot in the morning, go about your day, and by dinner they will literally fall off the bone and into your mouth!

Melt In Your Mouth Crock Pot Ribs

  • 1 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 Bottle BBQ Sauce (Your favorite brand)
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey

Wash and pat dry the ribs.  Cut the ribs into sections to fit into the crock pot.  Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, onion powder, and cumin together in a small bowl.

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Pat the rub onto the ribs, pushing so the rub sticks to the ribs.

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Use a crock pot liner and put your crock pot on high.  Grab 3-4 small sheets of aluminum foil, crumble them into small balls, and place them in the bottom of the crock pot. Add the ribs, standing the ribs on end on top of the aluminum foil balls, placing the meat facing the walls of the crock pot.  The balls of aluminum foil keep the ribs out of the grease that will drip to the bottom.

Cook for about 5-6 hours.  The ribs are done when the meat falls off the meat easily.   When the ribs are done, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Mix your favorite BBQ sauce with the honey and pour over the ribs.  Place the ribs in the oven for about 5 minutes, just to glaze the ribs with the sauce.  Serve immediately.

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*Seriously, use those crock pot liners, they will save you hours of cleaning.  If you want to try delicious ribs on the grill, try my Firecracker Ribs!





Incredibly easy to make Melt in Your Mouth Crockpot ribs with a zesty brown sugar-spice dry rub!

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