Best Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs

I love turning on my slow cooker in the morning before I head out for a day of activities, and arriving home close to dinner time with a great tasting meal already made. It’s almost magical! Here’s my family’s favorite BBQ pork rib recipe. Hope you like it too!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs


  • Around 3 # pork ribs (boneless pork loin, western or country style ribs – your choice)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bottle BBQ sauce (We prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1/2 bottle or can of beer OR ginger ale
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste


  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat, and add a single layer of the ribs.
  2. Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Brown on all sides.  Do the same with any left over ribs.
  3. Add chopped onion to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Add a layer of ribs on top of the onions.
  5. Cover each rib with BBQ sauce.
  6. Add the next layer of ribs, and coat with BBQ sauce and repeat until all ribs are in slow cooker.
  7. Add the beer OR ginger ale.
  8. Cook on low setting for 8-10 hours, or high 4-5 hours  (They’ll fall off the bone especially well if cooked on low setting).
Best Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs
Best Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs
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