Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs

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These Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs are so easy to throw together and turn out perfect every time. With just a handful of simple ingredients, these ribs are a great family meal to fix in the slow cooker.

Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs are a great family meal to fix in the slow cooker.

Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs

Barbara has an awesome cookbook that our mom gave her called Favorite Recipes of American Home Economics Teachers, Meats Edition. For our meat-loving family, this cookbook is great because it has a plethora of recipes for any cut of meat.

Recently, Barbara caught a great sale at Aldi. (Don’t you just LOVE Aldi?) The store had pork baby back ribs half off because they were getting close to their sale by date.

She cleaned the baby back ribs up, re-packaged them and threw the ribs in the freezer. This a great tip if you are looking to save money on your grocery bill (and aren’t we all trying to do that). Look at the sale cuts of meat and even if you can’t use them right away, buy them and freeze them.

When Barbara was ready to use the ribs, she whipped out this handy cookbook and found an easy recipe using ingredients she already had on hand, including soy sauce.

The slow cooker made these tender crock pot spare ribs fall off the bone good.

Notes About Easy Crock Pot Ribs:

  • This tender rib recipe in the slow cooker only has 5 ingredients – ribs, flour, brown sugar, soy sauce and onions.
  • Use baby back or pork spare ribs, whichever you prefer or have on hand.
  • Soy sauce tenderizes the ribs to make them fall off the bone.
  • To make these fit, cut the rack of ribs in half.
  • If you are at home while this is cooking, rotate the two racks half way through cooking so that each gets submerged in the cooking liquid evenly.
  • Love eating ribs? Try Mom’s Instant Pot Pork Rib recipe and Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Rib recipe.

How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Ribs:

For the full recipe for best slow cooker rib recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Add ribs to the slow cooker insert; top with onion.
  2. Mix flour and brown sugar; add water and soy sauce. Pour over the ribs.
  3. Bake on low for 8 hours.

The crock pot made these ribs fall off the bone tender. Even baby Sam clapped when served these. And he had thirds!

These Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs are so easy to throw together and turn out perfect every time. With just a handful of simple ingredients, these ribs are a great family meal to fix in the slow cooker.

Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs

These Tender Crock Pot Spare Ribs are so easy to throw together and turn out perfect every time. With just a handful of simple ingredients, these ribs are a great family meal to fix in the slow cooker.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock pot ribs, Easy slow cooker ribs, Slow Cooker Rib recipe, Tender Crock pot Ribs
Servings: 6
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. baby back ribs or pork spare ribs
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 onion medium sized, sliced thin

Instructions

  • Combine flour and brown sugar, add soy sauce and water and mix well.
  • Cut the baby ribs in half so that they fit into the crock pot insert.
  • Add to insert, top with onions. Pour water mixture over ribs.
  • Bake on low for 8 hours.
  • If you are home, rotate the two racks of ribs so that they are submerged into the liquid half way through cooking.

Notes

  • This tender rib recipe in the slow cooker only has 5 ingredients---ribs, flour, brown sugar, soy sauce and onions.
  • Use baby back or pork spare ribs, whichever you prefer or have on hand.
  • Soy sauce tenderizes the ribs to make them fall off the bone.
  • To make these fit, cut the rack of ribs in half. 
  • If you are at home while this is cooking, rotate the two racks half way through cooking so that each gets submerged in the cooking liquid evenly.
  • Love eating ribs? Try Mom's Instant Pot Pork Rib recipe and Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Rib Recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

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