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Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Main Dish

You don’t need a grill to serve up some tender, deliciously seasoned ribs - all you need is a slow cooker! With this easy-to-follow recipe for slow-cooked ribs, you can easily bring barbecue-style flavor to the dinner table without ever having to step outside. And best of all, with a Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner, you can enjoy the great taste of ribs with less of the mess!

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

If you're using a 3-8 quart round or oval slow cooker, use the regular size Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner and the recipe below as-is. If you're using a 1-3 quart round or oval slow cooker, use the small size Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner and use half of each ingredient.


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 1/2 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • Reynold Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner


Step 1

OPEN Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner and place it inside a 5- to 6 1/2-quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.

Step 2

MIX brown sugar, paprika, seasoned salt, pepper and onion powder; rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs into 4-rib sections. Place ribs in slow cooker liner. Pour 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over ribs. Place lid on slow cooker.

Step 3

COOK on LOW for 5 to 6 hours OR on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Remove ribs using tongs or large spatula. Using ladle or large plastic spoon, remove and discard juices. Place ribs back into slow cooker liner; pour remaining barbecue sauce over ribs. Cook additional hour or until sauce is heated.

Step 4

CAREFULLY remove lid to allow steam to escape. Serve ribs directly from slow cooker liner. Do not lift or transport liner with food inside. Cool slow cooker completely; remove liner and toss.

Cooking Tip

Add 8 oz. can crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits, undrained, to the last addition of barbecue sauce before pouring over ribs.

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