Crockpot BBQ Country Style Ribs

Imagine coming home to the enticing aroma of tender, juicy Crockpot BBQ Country Style Ribs—each bite a perfect blend of savory, smoky flavors that melt in your mouth. This dish is a testament to the magic of slow cooking, where simple ingredients transform into a culinary delight without much effort.


To start, imagine placing meaty country-style ribs into your trusty crockpot, each piece promising succulence and flavor.

 As the ribs simmer in their own juices, they become incredibly tender, almost falling off the bone.

Enter the BBQ sauce—rich, tangy, and smoky, it’s the star of this dish. 


As the ribs continue to cook, the BBQ sauce infuses into the meat, creating a sticky glaze that caramelizes beautifully.

Hours later, when the ribs are tender and the sauce has thickened to perfection, it’s time to serve. Carefully lift each rib out of the crockpot, ensuring they remain intact despite their irresistible tenderness. Arrange them on a platter, their glistening surface inviting you to take a bite.


The sweetness of the sauce, balanced by a hint of tanginess, complements the savory richness of the pork ribs perfectly. Each bite is a symphony of textures—tender meat, sticky sauce, and just the right amount of caramelization from hours of slow cooking.


Serve these Crockpot BBQ Country Style Ribs alongside your favorite sides—perhaps creamy coleslaw, fluffy cornbread, or buttery mashed potatoes—to complete the meal. Whether enjoyed at a family gathering, a casual dinner, or a summer barbecue, these ribs are sure to steal the show and leave everyone asking for seconds.


In the end, Crockpot BBQ Country Style Ribs are more than just a meal; they’re a culinary experience—a celebration of slow cooking, bold flavors, and the joy of sharing delicious food with those you love.



  • 4 pounds bone-in country-style ribs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup bbq sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke


Place the country ribs in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, red pepper flakes, paprika, pepper, mustard powder, salt, and brown sugar until well combined
Pour the rub over the ribs and toss so the ribs are coated in the spices.
In a small bowl, whisk together the bbq sauce and water. (Note: this part is optional I think it helps to thin out the thicker BBQ sauces to make it easier to pour and coat the ribs.)
Place the ribs into an 8-quart slow cooker, and pour about ¾ of the bbq sauce mixture over the ribs (put the rest aside.)
Pour in the liquid smoke (I usually do this around the edges of the ribs and not right on top of them).
Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high until tender. Note: I do not recommend cooking on high. They don’t come out quite as tender when they’ve been cooked faster.
Optional step: preheat the broiler. Place the ribs onto a foil-lined sheet tray that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Brush the remaining sauce over the ribs.
Place under the broiler until lightly browned and caramelized. Serve immediately. 

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