You don't need a smoker to have AWESOME ribs! These Slow Cooker Crockpot Ribs will fit the bill when you're in the mood for some fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.
Only a few ingredients and 4 hours in the slow cooker will make your family VERY happy!
You don't have to use baby back ribs, but I like them better than country style, and they seem to fit into the slow cooker a little easier. Some recipes just call for BBQ sauce, but the paprika, pepper, and garlic really kick these up a notch. Once the ribs are done and you pull them out, the sauce left in the slow cooker is so good; you will definitely want to pour some extra on the ribs!
Chop the ribs in half, and then slice the onion and lay it on the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with the ribs, then the spices and finally the BBQ sauce and the water.
Set your slow cooker to high for 4 hours, although medium for 6 hours will work. 4 hours seems to be the perfect cook time for these. You want them tender and to come off the bone easily when you bite them, but not so much that they will fall apart when you simply pick them up. If you cook them on low for 8 or 10 hours, they will just fall apart. Don't get me wrong, the meat will still be awesome, but just not quite what you want with ribs.
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