Crock-Pot Ribs Recipe | Easy Baby Back Ribs for Two

Ask the average person about their favorite dinners, and they’re certain to mention BBQ ribs over and over! With this recipe, you can easily make delicious, fall-off-the-bone ribs for two. All you need is a Crock-Pot or slow cooker! Follow the video or written instructions below to get make these wonderful, slow-cooked ribs in a Crock-Pot.

BBQ Ribs for Two Recipe


Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs. baby back pork ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce, optional

Take 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs. baby back pork ribs and cut in half, making two portions. Set your slow cooker on high.

Kristy cuts baby back ribs.

Place the ribs inside the slow cooker while you prepare the sauce. If you’re using a large slow cooker, consider placing the ribs in a casserole dish and then placing that in the cooker.

Kristy puts cut baby back ribs in slow cooker.

Cover the slow cooker.

Kristy covers slow cooker.

Dice 1/4 cup onion.

Kristy fine dices an onion.

Place onion in mixing bowl.

Kristy puts diced onion into a bowl.

Add 1/2 ketchup to onion.

Kristy adds ketchup to onions.

Add 1/4 cup chili powder.

Kristy adds chili sauce.

Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar.

Kristy adds brown sugar.

Add 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar.

Kristy adds white vinegar.

Add 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano.

Kristy adds dried oregano.

Add 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.

Kristy adds Worcestershire sauce.

If desired, add a few drops of hot sauce.

Kristy adds hot sauce.

Mix ingredients.

Kristy mixes ingredients.

Remove cover and add sauce to ribs.

Kristy adds sauce to ribs.

Reduce heat to low and cook for 7 to 9 hours. Serve and enjoy the best slow cooker ribs you’ll ever taste!

Kristy prepares to serve ribs.

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How Are Baby Back and Spare Ribs Different?

To put it simply, baby back ribs are leaner and more tender than spare ribs. Spare ribs are tougher and with more meat than baby backs. They come from different parts of the pig, but they’re both incredible when cooked properly!

Visit Wikipedia to learn much more about pork ribs!

Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs for 2 Video Recipe Transcript

BBQ Ribs Video Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada kitchen, and I just made a batch of Crockpot babyback ribs. This is a slow cooker recipe that will make delicious, fall-off-the-bone ribs. It’s a recipe meant for two. It’s out of our slow cooker cookbook. Let me show you how to make them.

To make those delicious, tender pork ribs, I got about a pound and a half babyback ribs. I’m going to cut these in half. I have about six there so I’ll just cut in-between the bones. Set the crockpot on high to begin with. It’s best to have an oval crockpot when you make meats. If you have a large crockpot you can take a casserole dish and put the items in that. I’m just going to set those in there. I’m going to turn it on high while I prepare the sauce.

For the sauce, we need about ¼ cup finely diced onion. I’m going to show you a neat way to do that. I have this Rada Super Parer, it has a nice, pointy end. You want to cut about halfway into the onion. I’m going to go back the other way. It’s already cutting itself. I like this Super Parer. It has a nice, big handle that’s easy to control. Then you just cut down for these nice, tiny cut onions. To the bowl, we’re going to add half a cup finely diced onion. Then we’re going to add a half cup of ketchup. Then a fourth cup chili sauce. 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. A tablespoon of distilled white vinegar. About a fourth to a half teaspoon of oregano. And a half teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. And if you wish, a dash of hot sauce.

I’ll just blend that all together. Now we’re going to pour this sauce over our ribs. This is not only great on ribs, it would be good on chicken, or a beef roast. What we want to do is coat all the sides with this sauce, so I’m just going to take this fork, spin them around a little bit, get coating on all of them.

Then you’re ready to cover it. Reduce it to low and cook for about 7 to 9 hours. The end result is these delicious, fall-off-the-bone barbecued ribs. That’s one of the recipes in our Half-Crocked Cooking For Two recipe book.

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