Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 14, 2022
When we're missing the grill during winter, these tangy ribs give us that same smoky barbecue taste we love. They're so simple, and fall-off-the-bone delicious, too! —Sue Evans, Marquette, Michigan
Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into serving-size portions
  • 2 tablespoons mesquite seasoning
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, mix water, vinegar and soy sauce. Rub ribs with mesquite seasoning; place in slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until tender. Remove ribs to a platter. Brush with barbecue sauce; return to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until ribs are glazed, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 314 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 591mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.