I know you are not going to believe me, but I dare you to try this recipe one time before I hear from any nay-sayers. The best ribs I have EVER made have come from my crock pot. Yes, I said it. It’s not from hours of slaving over an opened flame, basting them over and over or baked in the oven, only to come out tough and dry. These are the juciest, most delicious fall off the bone ribs I have ever tasted and they quietly cook themselves all day long in my crock. The reason they are the best is the final step.. so don’t DARE skip it people!


  • Baby Back Ribs (2+ racks – enough to feed whoever is eating tonight)
  • Your Favorite Bar-B-Que Sauce – I love Sticky Fingers Brand
  • Water
  • Brown Sugar
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sat and Pepper


Sprinkle ribs with brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper to your liking. You can marinate these overnight or only an hour or so (refrigerated). PS.. Don’t remove the membrane.. you need it for cooking.

Put ribs in the crock pot. If you are cooking more than one rack, stand them up along the side of the crock with the meatiest side at the bottom.

Mix 2 cup bbq with 1 cup water. Pour over the ribs.

Cook on low for 5 hours for 2 racks (make sure you add time if you cook more racks – I would say 1 hr per rack will do just fine)

Remove ribs from crock when cooked and put on a cookie sheet, membrane side up. Be Careful.. they will fall apart.

Baste them with a fresh coat of your favorite bar-b-que sauce.

Set the oven to broil and broil the ribs for 2-4 minutes. Don’t let them burn.

Repeat on the last two steps on the other side.

Let cool for a few minutes and chow down. These are certainly a crowd pleaser at my house.. especially on game days with the guys!