Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

 

These fall-of-the-bone Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs will have everyone raving and craving this sensational dish.  The incredible blend of flavors of the spice rub and barbecue sauce is what truly makes this dish stand out above the rest.

So be generous with the barbecue sauce and especially the rub…after all, that’s where the magic is …enjoy!!

 

Prep Time:  15 min.      Cook Time:  5 Hours

Servings:  6 – 8

 

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds baby back pork ribs

Spice Rub

easy slow cooker barbecue rib
                Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs via Carlsbad Cravings
  • 1 1/2 tbs. paprika
  • 1 1/2 tbs. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup seedless blackberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reserved Spice Rub from above
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (optional but recommended) *

 

Full directions here.

*Liquid smoke (for that smoky flavor) is usually located with the barbecue sauce at your supermarket.

 

 

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