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25 Unbelievably Tender Slow Cooker Ribs

What could make fall-off-the-bone ribs even more delicious? Not having to spend hours standing at a grill! Get ready for heavenly ribs that are as easy as popping them in the slow cooker.

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Lip Smackin' RibsTaste of Home

Lip Smackin' Ribs

No matter what time of year you eat them, these ribs taste like summer. It's feel-good food! —Ron Bynaker, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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Baby Back RibsTaste of Home

Baby Back Ribs

Slow-cook the ribs during the day and they will be ready to finish on the grill when you get home. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Simple Sparerib & Sauerkraut SupperTaste of Home

Simple Sparerib & Sauerkraut Supper

This recipe simplifies our busy lives and lets us celebrate family time with a hearty meal that is on the table fast. — Donna Harp, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Asian RibsTaste of Home

Asian Ribs

My husband adores this recipe for Asian ribs, and I love how good it makes the house smell! The mild, tangy, salty-sweet sauce with fresh ginger and garlic is delicious with rice or noodles. —Julie Ko, Rogers, Arkansas

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Cola Barbecue RibsTaste of Home

Cola Barbecue Ribs

Enjoy the smoky goodness of a summer barbecue all year long by preparing these moist and tender ribs, inclement weather or not. —Karen Shuck, Edgar, Nebraska

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Sweet and Spicy Jerk RibsTaste of Home

Sweet and Spicy Jerk Ribs

This no-fuss recipe takes just minutes to prepare. With its sweet, fruity sauce, these ribs will become an anytime favorite for the whole family. —Geri Lesch, New Pork Richey, Florida

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Cranberry-Ginger Pork RibsTaste of Home

Cranberry-Ginger Pork Ribs

This festive and spicy main dish is wonderful served for weeknight family meals or for entertaining.—Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana

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Crazy Delicious Baby Back RibsTaste of Home

Crazy Delicious Baby Back Ribs

My husband craves a good ribs recipe, so we cook them multiple ways. This low and slow method with a tangy sauce is the best we’ve found. —Jan Whitworth, Roebuck, South Carolina

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Root Beer BBQ RibsTaste of Home

Root Beer BBQ Ribs

The slow cooker does a great job of creating super tender and juicy ribs. The yummy sauce has a mildly sweet flavor. —Mairyn S., Sandy, Utah

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Country Ribs DinnerTaste of Home

Country Ribs Dinner

Ribs slow-cooked with carrots, celery, onions and red potatoes are pure comfort food for us. To add a little zip, we sometimes sprinkle in cayenne. —Rose Ingall, Manistee, Michigan

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Sweet and Savory RibsTaste of Home

Sweet and Savory Ribs

My husband, Randy, and I love barbecue ribs, but with our busy schedules, we rarely have time to fire up the grill. So we let the slow cooker do the work for us. By the time we get home from work, the ribs are tender, juicy and ready to devour.—Kandy Bingham, Green River, Wyoming

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Sweet & Sour Pork RibsTaste of Home

Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs

For years I wondered why people raved about ribs. I didn't have the patience or energy to bother with them, until I made this recipe. Now I'm a believer, too.—Merle Dyck, Elkford, British Columbia

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Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Salt-Skin PotatoesTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Short Ribs with Salt-Skin Potatoes

I love short ribs, and they are best prepared low and slow in a flavorful sauce. I also love salt potatoes, so combined the two with an Italian twist. My family was wowed! —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

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Lazy Man's RibsTaste of Home

Lazy Man's Ribs

I'll have to admit these ribs are finger-lickin' good and fall-off-the-bone tender! I've made them for a lot of my buddies—including my preacher—and some have even suggested that I try bottling my sauce and selling it to the public! —Allan Stackhouse Jr., Jennings, Louisiana

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Green Chile RibsTaste of Home

Green Chile Ribs

I like my food with a spicy kick; my wife does not. These ribs with green chiles suit her taste. For more firepower, add cayenne or jalapenos. —Guy Newton, Nederland, Colorado

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Slow & Easy Baby Back RibsTaste of Home

Slow & Easy Baby Back Ribs

If you enjoy ribs, you’ll love these fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Not only are they delicious, but the recipe is easy to prepare in the slow cooker.—Barbara Birk, St. George, Utah

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Peachy Baby Back RibsTaste of Home

Peachy Baby Back Ribs

It's easy to get a smoky outdoor barbecue flavor from your slow cooker. Trust me, I've fooled many people on more than one occasion with these ribs. —Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia

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Tender 'n' Tangy RibsTaste of Home

Tender 'n' Tangy Ribs

These ribs are so simple to prepare—just brown them, then combine with the sauce ingredients in your slow cooker. Serve them at noon, or let them cook all day for falling-off-the-bone tenderness. —Denise Hathaway Valasek, Perrysburg, Ohio

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Tender SpareribsTaste of Home

Tender Spareribs

Even my three little ones love this easy-to-make and delicious-to-eat meal. The succulent meat falls right off the bone! —Julie Czmer, West Bloomfield, Michigan

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Super Easy Country-Style RibsTaste of Home

Super Easy Country-Style Ribs

Growing up, our mom made sweet, tangy, smoked country style ribs. How I loved coming home from church to the delicious aroma as soon as I walked through the door. —Stephanie Loaiza, Layton, Utah

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"Secret's in the Sauce" BBQ RibsTaste of Home

"Secret's in the Sauce" BBQ Ribs

A sweet, rich sauce makes this BBQ ribs recipe so tender that the meat literally falls off the bones. And the aroma is wonderful. Yum! —Tanya Reid, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Sweet 'n' Sour RibsTaste of Home

Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs

If you're looking for a change from typical barbecue ribs, you'll enjoy this recipe my mom always prepared on birthdays and special occasions. The tender ribs have a slight sweet-and-sour taste that my family loves. I usually serve them with garlic mashed potatoes and a salad or coleslaw. —Dorothy Voelz, Champaign, Illinois

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Slow Cooked BBQ Pork RibsTaste of Home

Slow Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs

Check your pantry; you probably have everything needed to turn these ribs into a sweet, tangy, fork-tender treat. —Annette Thompson, Woodbury, Vermont

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Home-Style RibsTaste of Home

Home-Style Ribs

A dear friend gave me the recipe for these tender ribs simmered in a pleasant barbecue sauce. They're great to fix in the summer because you don't have to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen. —Roni Goodell, Spanish Fork, Utah

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Ginger Country-Style Pork RibsTaste of Home

Ginger Country-Style Pork Ribs

Finally, a rib recipe where you get to taste the meat instead of the sauce. The orange and ginger add a nice flavor while letting the ribs be the star. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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