crockpot ribs

Fall-Off-the-Bone Crockpot Ribs

These crockpot ribs take minimal effort, but definitely don’t skimp on flavor!

You’re going to want to sink your teeth into this fall-off-the-bone deliciousness! You might even lick your fingers clean.

Shani Ogden shows her method to cooking the best ribs: in the crockpot! A five-minute prep time for a delicious family dinner.

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Crockpot Ribs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1.5 lbs boneless country style ribs
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp dried, chopped onion OR 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 c. apple juice
  • 1 1/2 c. your favorite BBQ sauce


  1. In your crock pot, place the ribs on the bottom.
  2. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar, covering the top of the meat.
  3. Add the onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper. You do not need to mix it together once it’s in the crock pot. I like to measure my onion and spices into a bowl and then sprinkle it over the top to distribute.
  4. Pour in the apple juice. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  5. When the meat has reached an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees F, remove the meat from the crock pot using tongs and put on a plate. Drain the liquid and (carefully) wipe out the pot with a paper towel.
  6. Put the ribs back into the pot and add your favorite BBQ sauce. (We use Famous Dave’s or Sweet Baby Ray’s.) The meat will be very tender by this point so you can break it up a little when you mix the BBQ sauce around or wait until you serve it.
  7. Set the crock pot on HIGH and heat through for another 30 minutes. Or you can set it to LOW if you don’t need to serve it right away or want to keep it warm.
  8. Serve on rolls as a sandwich or eat as is with rolls, salad, potatoes and a veggie or fruit for a complete meal.
  9. Leftovers can be kept in a sealed container for no more than a week.

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