Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs are the ultimate meal for summer. Hardly any work and complete enjoyment!

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Photo

As we head into summer, my days will soon be spent at the pool - or at least that’s what I have planned in my head. Considering I have a toddler too, this could go much differently than what I’m envisioning, but wishful thinking!

While I’m soaking up the sun or chasing a toddler around the pool, I don’t want to be worrying about dinner when I get home. The problem though, is everyone in my house still needs to eat, right? That’s where these delicious slow cooker baby back ribs come into play.

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Picture

I love ribs, absolutely love them. I love them even more when they fall off the bone and I’m not looking half animal-like trying to eat them. That’s why I love these ribs, they are so tender, juicy, and flavorful, plus they fall off the bone. I can even use a fork to eat them. I realize that’s probably like rib blasphemy for some people, like my husband, but for me, I am happy with it.

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Image

These ribs can be prepped the night before with just a bit of ranch seasoning mix and then BBQ sauce. As you are packing up the beach bag in the morning, set them in the slow cooker and let it do the work.

That means you can head out to soak up the sun without worrying about dinner. As soon as you walk in, dinner will be making the house smell delicious. Then cook up a few fresh veggies as side dishes and dinner is done.

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Pic

I’m starting to envision the entire summer going just like this. I can only hope, right? Now, the real dream would be if we lived near a beach.

It’s time to talk dinner though, so pair these ribs with some potato salad and you are all set! They would even be great to serve at a backyard BBQ.

Happy rib eating!

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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 rack Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce


  1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Coat the ribs evenly with the ranch seasoning.
  3. Place them in the slow cooker; they may need to be cut in half to fit.
  4. Pour the BBQ sauce evenly over the ribs.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Serve with additional sauce.


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 495 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 86
Calories 157

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 628mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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