Crock pot sweet and spicy baby back ribs

If you aren’t quite up to setting up the smoker all day, a fast crock pot of baby back ribs is a great way to cook up a mess of ribs fast for a picnic or dinner.

This recipe will do 2 full racks of baby back ribs. Here is what you will need:

First and foremost: remove the membrane from the back of the racks.

Then dry rub with a good rib rub, cover with plastic wrap or foil, and let marinade in that rub overnight in the fridge.


Place in halves into the crock pot, meat side out, for 4-5 hours. I prefer to start on high for an hour or an hour and a half, then warm for the rest. When you get done with the high part, there will be a nice amount of fluid int he bottom that will continue to soak into the meat. I will also flip them over about halfway through.


When  you are about 30 to 45 minutes form serving, the meat will be nearly falling off the bone. Apply a generous amount of sauce to them and let them cook on high with the lid off the rest of the time.
I don’t like to cook it until it falls off the bone because I like a little bite to them and if they fall apart when you are serving them or taking them out of the pot, it ruins the rib-on-the-bone fun!


Slice them up and enjoy!