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Crockpot Pork Ribs with Apple Barbecue Sauce

Taste of Now: Crockpot Pork Ribs with Apple Barbeque Sauce

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


These Crockpot Pork Ribs are absolutely tender, juicy, succulent, and will fall right off the bone. Enjoy these crockpot ribs with an easy Apple Barbecue Sauce.


  • 1 Pork Rib Rack
  • 2 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. Black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. Seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp. Red crushed pepper flakes
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • 1 ½ c. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ c. sweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ c. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Liquid smoke
  • ½ tsp. Onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Dry mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. Ground black pepper


  1. Spray the inside of a crockpot with nonstick spray and turn on low.
  2. Place the rack of ribs on a cutting board. On the back side (the shallow side) of the ribs, peel off the membrane. The membrane is w white film that is connecting the ribs. This should peel right off and discard.
  3. In s small bowl, combine the spices (salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, seasoned salt, and red crushed pepper flakes). Mix together until combined. Rub the seasoning mixture on both sides of the ribs. Carefully, place the ribs in the crockpot and cover with lid. Allow to cook for about 8 hours on low.
  4. NOTE: If you have to cut your rib rack, be sure to position the ribs where there is some space in between the ribs so the heat can distribute through the meat evenly.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, applesauce, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, crushed red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, ground pepper, and minced garlic. Stir until well combined and cover with lid. Simmer on low for, at least, one hour.
  6. minutes to an hour before serving the ribs, brush half of the barbecue sauce on the ribs and allow to cook When ready to serve, pour the rest of the barbecue sauce on the ribs. Be sure the sauce is warm, and serve as desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Main