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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into 8 pieces
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, cut in half
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup plum sauce
  • Dash hot pepper sauce


  • Place the ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the water, onion, celery, 1 teaspoon garlic and peppercorns. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until meat is tender.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the barbecue sauce, plum sauce, hot pepper sauce and remaining garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove ribs. Discard cooking juices and vegetables.
  • Brush ribs with sauce. Grill, covered, on an oiled rack over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes or until browned, turning and basting occasionally with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 555 calories, 39g fat (14g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • K.
    May 16, 2020

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  • MamaMeese
    Jun 24, 2019

    Tasty, but were terribly hard to grill. Literally fell off the bone. I think I prefer to slow roast in the oven and broil.

  • alur
    Aug 26, 2017

    omg, never use a slow cooker for ribs, geezus. All you'll get is soup. Instead, salt and pepper both sides, double wrap them in aluminum foil and bake 3.5 hrs at 275 degrees. If you want barbecue sauce on them, then slather them (after cooking) with any type of sauce and broil for 2 minutes. Then turn them over and slather more sauce and broil again for 2 min. Again, NEVER us a gd slow cooker for ribs, geezus.

  • dupzyk
    Jul 26, 2013

    Simple and tasty!

  • sschroe
    Jun 10, 2013

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  • ancwonder
    Dec 3, 2012

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  • vwgirl9
    Nov 18, 2012

    My husband usually does the ribs so I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make these. The flavor was wonderful too.

  • lnchldy
    Oct 17, 2012

    Yes, I would make this recipe again. It was so easy and so good!!

  • bergner2
    Dec 7, 2011

    Yes, I have used this recipe before and it is great. Sometimes I change and put it on the grill first to brown and get the BBQ flavor, then put it in the slow cooker.

  • blmb98
    May 26, 2010

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