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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 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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