Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

by Alli

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs are tender, delicious and so easy to make. 

I made these slow cooker barbecue ribs a few days ago. They were quickly demolished by the family and everyone liked them, including the grandkids. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender and the recipe was so, so easy.  And according to the huge empty platter, they were a big success.

Slab of BBQ Ribs on a white platter with french fries

I probably use my slow cookers more than any other small kitchen appliance. My air fryer is quickly catching up but the slow cooker is perfect for hectic days or days when I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. 

Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs are the perfect meal after a long day at work. Place the ribs in the slow cooker in the morning and forget about them. When you walk in the door in the evening, the tantalizing aroma hits you in the face. Enjoy!

Barbecue Ribs on a white platter with french fries

I usually serve coleslaw and/or baked beans with these ribs. The slaw can be put together in the morning and refrigerated all day or made right before serving the ribs. Corn on the cob is also a good side dish for these ribs. Of course, the grandkids like their ribs with a side of fries.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. pork (or beef ribs)
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. cooking sherry
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce

Place ribs in a slow cooker. Pour in the sherry and water. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Pour barbecue sauce over ribs. Cook on low approximately 7-8 hours. 

Substitutes for Cooking Sherry

  • Equal amounts of orange OR pineapple juice
  • Equal amounts of white vinegar and beef broth
  • Dry, red or white wine
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (use 1/2 apple cider vinegar and 1/2 water to equal the amount of sherry called for)

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Yield: 4 servings

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Barbecue Ribs on a white platter with french fries

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs are tender and delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. pork baby back ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 c. cooking sherry
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

    1. Place ribs in a slow cooker. (Stand them up on their sides and snake them around and make them fit into the slow cooker.)
    2. Pour in sherry and water. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Pour barbecue sauce over ribs. Cook on low approximately 7-8 hours. Serve with additional barbecue sauce for dipping.

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13 comments

Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects June 3, 2013 - 6:36 am

Oh, those look like heaven. YUM!! Just pinned it!

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Marilyn June 3, 2013 - 6:56 am

Oh, wow, this look delish. I haven’t really done much more in my slow cooker than make soups and stews….but this recipe has me inspired to get my crock pot out and experiment! Thanks so much for the inspirations!

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Alli June 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

You are welcome! And thanks for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it!

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Marilyn June 3, 2013 - 8:17 am

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blackened swordfish! Your comment didn’t come via e-mail so I’m responding here! Your blog is great and I like your FB page! Have a wonderful day!

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mfashforward June 3, 2013 - 8:36 am

Found you via SITS and would love for you to share this at my linkup where we pin all those who join to our party board http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/30/all-things-pretty-10/

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Alli June 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

Thanks for the invite and I did share! Thanks, again!

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Cynthia Landrie June 4, 2013 - 7:22 am

Great looking ribs – I love that they were made in the slow cooker! No heat in the kitchen on a warm day!

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Alli June 5, 2013 - 11:47 am

Living in the south, I hate to even turn on my stove in the summer, so using the slow cooker is a great way to cook without over-heating the house. Slow cookers are not just for soup! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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Natalie January 11, 2016 - 7:27 pm

Do u have to use sherry?

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Alli January 11, 2016 - 8:11 pm

No, you don’t have to use sherry. You can use beef stock or even water.

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Bethany June 4, 2013 - 8:49 pm

Wow! These look so yummy!

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Alli June 5, 2013 - 11:46 am

Thanks! They are yummy and so, so easy to make!

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