Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

These slow cooker ribs are the best — they turn out perfect every time! They cook in a crockpot until tender, then are covered with barbeque sauce and finished in the oven for fall-apart ribs. Perfect for during the week as the slow cooker does most of the work!

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
  1. 3 pounds baby back ribs, trimmed
  2. salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  3. ½ cup water
  4. ½ onion, sliced
  5. 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
    1. Pour 1/2 cup water into the slow cooker, then add ribs. Scatter onion and garlic over top. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
    2. When the ribs are almost finished, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    3. Transfer ribs from the slow cooker to a baking sheet; discard onion and garlic. Coat ribs with barbeque sauce.
    4. Bake ribs in the preheated oven until sauce caramelizes and sticks to meat, 10 to 15 minutes.
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