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Crockpot Barbecue Ribs

An easy recipe to make bbq ribs that melt off the bone, without the necessity of a grill!
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ, Slow Cooker
Keyword Barbecue Ribs, Crock Pot
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 5 lbs pork or beef ribs
  • 2 tbsp of your favorite barbecue seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1 liter of root beer soda
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke hickory
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  • Remove the membrane from the ribs, and cut off any excess fat.
  • Season each side of the ribs with the barbecue seasoning or seasoning salt.
  • Roll the ribs up, jelly roll style, then place them into your slow cooker.
  • Pour in the root beer, then the water, then pour in the liquid smoke.
  • Set the slow cooker on high for 4 hours.
  • After four hours, carefully remove the ribs from the slow cooker.
  • Place the ribs on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  • Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce, then place in the oven UNCOVERED on broil.
  • Broil each side twice for three minutes, or until you reached the desired the appearance for your ribs.
  • Enjoy!