Crockpot Barbecue Ribs Recipe!


  • 2-3 pounds country style pork spare ribs (bone in* or boneless) 1 cup hickory BBQ sauce – divided
  • 1⁄4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 TBS low sodium soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 tsp ground black pepper 1⁄4 tsp salt


  1. In the pot of a 5 qt. (or more) slow cooker, add 1⁄2 cup bbq sauce, apricot preserves, soy sauce, pepper, and salt; whisk well to mix.
  2. Trim as much fat off the spare ribs as possible. Place into slow cooker; toss to coat ribs with sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours*, until ribs are tender but not falling apart. Remove ribs from slow cooker; skim grease off the top of the remaining sauce in slow cooker and discard. Stir remaining 1⁄2 cup BBQ sauce into slow cooker sauce; whisking to combine. Spoon sauce over ribs and serve.
  4. *Bone-in ribs may cook a bit faster, start checking at 6 hours for doneness.
  5. You can also make this recipe with shredded pork. Cook the meat for 1 hour longer, then remove and shred pork with 2 forks, place back into crock pot and coat with sauce.