Slow-Cooker Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Comfort food from the slow cooker! Pork ribs in a tangy barbecue sauce make an easy, irresistible family dinner.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Sauce

1 1/3
cups ketchup
3/4
cup chili sauce
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup cider vinegar
3
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3
tablespoons Dijon mustard
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
tablespoon liquid smoke

Ribs

4
lb pork baby back ribs, cut into 3-rib sections
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix all sauce ingredients; set aside.
  • 2 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in slow cooker. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups sauce evenly over sections. Reserve remaining sauce; refrigerate.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours (or on High heat setting 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes) or until almost tender.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker; drain and discard cooking liquid. Return pork to slow cooker; spoon reserved sauce evenly over each section. If cooking on High heat setting, reduce to Low. Cover; cook 1 hour longer.

Expert Tips

Some butchers will cut the ribs into sections for you, if you ask. This will save time and the mess of working with the raw meat. Save even more time by starting with a bottled barbecue sauce—you need 2 2/3 cups.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
1320mg
1320%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
48g
48%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 7 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.