Slow-Cooker Classic Barbecued Spareribs

September 4, 2022 • 0 comments

Slow-Cooker Classic Barbecued Spareribs
Try this recipe for fall off the bone tender barbecued pork spareribs with a grilled flavor without the grill!
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  • Servings: 4-6


  • (3 Tbsp) Paprika
  • (2 Tbsp) Brown sugar - packed
  • (2 tsp) Onion powder
  • (2 tsp) Garlic powder
  • (1/4 tsp) Cayenne pepper
  • (2 tsp) Salt
  • (1 Tbsp) Pepper
  • (2 racks) Pork Spare Ribs
  • (1/2 cup) Ketchup
  • (6 Tbsp) Molasses
  • (2 Tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • (1 Tbsp) Cider vinegar
  • (1/2 tsp) Liquid smoke


  1. Combine paprika, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 tablespoon pepper in bowl.
  2. Remove ribs from packaging and pat dry with paper towels. Cut rib racks in half to better fit in slow cooker.
  3. Rub ribs with spice mixture.
  4. Arrange ribs upright in slow cooker, with thick ends pointing down and meaty sides against the wall of the slow cooker. Ribs may overlap slightly.
  5. Cover and cook until ribs are just tender, 7 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high.
  6. Adjust oven rack 4 inches from broiler element and heat broiler.
  7. Set wire rack in aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and coat with vegetable spray.
  8. Transfer ribs, meaty side up, to prepared rack. Let sit until rib surface is dry, about 10 minutes.
  9. Whisk ketchup, molasses, mustard, cider vinegar and liquid smoke together in bowl.
  10. Brush ribs with half of sauce.
  11. Broil ribs until sauce is bubbling and beginning to char, about 5 minutes. Brush ribs with remaining sauce, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  12. Cut ribs in between bones to separate.
  13. Enjoy!
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