Slow Cooker Dry Rub Ribs
Did you know that you can make fabulous Ribs like these in your Slow Cooker? They are fall off the bone tender, moist and delicious! The Dry Rub is the only one I use for ribs. I add BBQ Sauce on top making a delicious combination of flavors!
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients.
Cut the slab of ribs into 3-4 bone sections.
Rub the top of the ribs with the dry ingredients.
If you have any left put it on the bottom of the ribs.
Place the ribs into the slow cooker leaning
them upright against the sides. Do not lay the
ribs flat and do not let them lay together
against each other. If I have trouble keeping
them upright and apart, I wad up a ball of foil
and place it between the ribs. Do not
add any liquid to the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8 hours. You can eat them
like this or continue by following the
directions below to add BBQ Sauce.
Remove to a foil covered baking sheet,
meat side up. Brush your favorite BBQ
Sauce on the top of the ribs. Place under
the oven broiler until the sauce cooks into
the ribs, watching carefully so they do not burn.
Remove from the broiler
and serve immediately.
Slow Cooker Dry Rub Ribs
- 1 slab ribs
- 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 & 1/2 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp pepper
- garlic powder to taste
- BBQ sauce, your favorite
- In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients mixing well.
- Cut the slab of ribs into 3-4 rib sections.
- Rub the ribs with the dry ingredients. If you have any left, rub it onto the bottom of the ribs.
- Place the ribs into the slow cooker. Lean them upright against the sides of the slow cooker. If they won’t stay upright or want to lean against the other ribs, ball up a wad of foil and place it between the ribs.
- DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID TO THE SLOW COOKER.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- You can eat them now or add BBQ Sauce, see directions below.
- Preheat the broiler in your oven.
- Cover a baking sheet with foil.
- Brush your favorite BBQ Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s) over the top of the ribs.
- Place the pan of ribs on the middle shelf and broil until the BBQ Sauce cooks. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Categories: Ribs/BBQ, Slow Cooker
Oh my! 😍
You’re making me hungry! 😊
Lol that’s the idea! 💕
Nice idea as always. Will give this my full attention later this week with fried rice from boiled, today luncheon.
Thank you they turn out so good Kevin! Enjoy!
I think I’ll try this today!
I’m coming to your house! lol
I love ribs and these look divine!
Thank you Valerie!
Those look finger-lickin’ delicious
Diane!! Why must you always tease me with these outrageously delicious recipes? 😀 I’m coming to your house for dinner! Haha, just kidding of course!
I can taste that smoky BBQ flavor now….yum!
Hahahaha Holly if you get a chance you have to try this recipe. It is so good! Have a great day!!!!
I am stockpiling a whole list of your recipes I need to try thanks to you! 😀
You have an awesome day too Diane 🙂
Good timing. My wife used the falling fire in my charcoal grill – after I grilled chicken thighs for my lunches through the week – to cook up some country-style ribs. No dry rub. Just thorough marinating in Huy Fong’s Sriracha Sauce. Woo-hoo!
Great timing. Yesterday, my wife used the falling fire in our charcoal grill – after I grilled a week’s worth of chicken thighs for all the ways I have them for lunch for a week – to tenderly cook some country-style ribs. Instead of a dry rub, she used our favorite Sriracha Sauce from Huy Fong to marinate the ribs for half-an-hour before placing them in the grill. Closing it up and forgetting about them until falling apart tender.
What time is dinner? lol Chicken thighs is my favorite part of the chicken as is Sriracha Sauce. I put Sriracha on my turkey tortillas and much more. I like the way you cook!
You are a tease.
Tee hee! Next time I will have to save you some!
I know that a delicious meal like that would disappear fast. Yes do save me some. 😋
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Thank you Erica! BBQ Ribs are my weakness!
They sure look good Diane – you really use that slow cooker well.
Thank you Linda! I love the Ninja slow cooker! Guess what I saw at one of our local parks while walking today? A tree with 2 birdhouses hanging from it and a memorial headstone under the tree! It was for an employee that had died last year but again, I thought of you…lol
I jotted the name of that slow cooker down when I first started following you Diane – you said it might be too large for me (since it is just me). Do you have to have special wiring for it? Maybe when I am retired and can be more creative with my meals. (I sure am not creative now – I just salivate at yours.) That’s nice what you saw at the park – the birdhouse at our park was the first I’ve ever seen here … I thought we were unique, I guess not. That’s a nice gesture isn’t it? I asked the City about the memorial trees – can you still buy them (I didn’t think so) and they said “no, no one ever takes care of them and the City doesn’t have time to either” … I wanted to ask how many trees there were and after her saying that, I figured I’ll just count them like I intended to in the first place. 🙂
No the Ninja doesn’t take any special wiring, just plug it in your outlet. I can understand why the city doesn’t allow it anymore. Trees can be a lot of work with leaves and all the limbs. My husband has been picking up all of our limbs with the grandkids while I did the flower beds.
Yes, I wasn’t surprised either, but I thought I would check and see … I would have included that in the post about the memorial trees that I’ll do after I count them. I’ll wait to do it after they leaf out – everything looks bare and ugly right now.
Thanks for the info – I thought maybe it was a heavy-duty cord or outlet – I don’t use the toaster oven anymore. Its cord wouldn’t reach the outlet, my mom had to use a heavy-duty extension. They said it was okay to do this, but the cord got too hot – didn’t feel comfortable with that.
Gooooooodd!! Gnam! 😋
Hahaha Thanks so much!
Thank you these are one of my favorites!
Thank you for sharing this recipe! 😊
Your stuff looks so yummy!
Thank you so much!
Oh my gosh i have a slow cooker and hardly use it! I’m just realizing that you can make practically anything and everything in there lol. These look pretty good!
You wouldn’t believe how much I use mine. I have three! Thanks so much!
No problem! I’d love to get more slow cooker ideas from you, hopefully some summer time recipes too if there’s any 😀
I have a category with slow cooker recipes started. Just go to my website, click on the category drop down box and click on slow cooker.
Can’t believe these were made in a slow cooker. The color on them is beautiful!
That’s because they are cooked on the side of the bones and don’t sit in liquid like typical slow cooker recipes. They are SO good! Thank you Hunida!
Lovely recipe, can’t wait to try it
Mmmm looking so yummy and making me very hungry right now, I wonder how will this taste with this exotic bbq sauce, I will need to try! 😉
Should taste great. It took me years to finally figure out one we absolutely love. The slow cooker makes them so tender and delicious. Enjoy!
Thank you GP!
These ribs look amazing, Diane! We will be trying this one soon. Thank you!!
Thank you Kellye, I never fix ribs any other way because they are so good, you’re welcome!
Great idea to put the sauce on after the ribs have cooked. That way, you don’t have to scrub BBQ sauce out of your slow cooker! Thanks for the tip! I love cooking pork in the slow cooker.
Thank you Janet and then I add BBQ sauce on foil to broil. My hubby always does the dishes, for me, so I try to keep messes at a minimum.