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Slow & Easy Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Slow & Easy Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib portions
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste or tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the onion, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, paprika, Worcestershire, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove ribs to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • 3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with ribs. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 916 calories, 62g fat (23g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 1324mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 52g protein.

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Weems Grnadma
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Not real bbq ribs to my mind. The sauce was blah and I threw it into the garbage. Have the ribs marinating in a rib sauce to hopefully enjoy them. No deep flavor. Rather like the difference between honest to goodness from scratch mac and cheese vs. a box with pasta and some cheese product. Back to dry rubs and wet mopping."

Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"easy and delicious! These will be made again soon!!!!!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Against my better judgement I tried these. This is just not a good method for ribs. Back to the smoker it is for me. Ribs should never be "fall off the bone". Perfect ribs need a little tug to detach from the bone. I had to fish the bones from the bottom of the crockpot."

Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"These look amazing! I don't have any ribs on hand right now, but I'm thinking of just using pork chops instead."

Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"How easy and delicious. I didn't even want to go to the 'trouble' of grilling my ribs today, so I used this recipe. I had everything I needed in the cupboard and refrigerator - great! After 6 hours in the slow cooker, I didn't even need to thicken the sauce with the cornstarch and water - it thickened itself up just fine. I used a liner in my slow cooker to make the clean-up easy too."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"These had to be the best ribs I have ever eaten. They were tasty and tender beyond belief."

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