Cooking With Kids – How To Make Easy BBQ Ribs in the Crock Pot



As a mom who works outside the home, the crock pot is a powerful ally when it comes to meal times. I love meals that I can put in during the morning, or when I stop home during my lunch break and then at dinner time, all we have to do is open the crock pot and serve once everyone gets home from school activities and work.

One of my husband’s favorites is always BBQ ribs. Here’s the easiest way we’ve learned to make fall off the bone BBQ ribs in the crock pot that is one of his most frequent dinner time requests.  I like them because them they’re super simple and almost no cooking involved! Here’s how to make them.



  • 1 half rack ribs
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce (per half rack of ribs)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (per half rack of ribs)
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (per half rack of ribs)
  • 1/2 cup water (per half rack of ribs)
  • For additional half racks of ribs just multiply the sauce, brown sugar, water, and Worcestershire sauce



  • Stir brown sugar, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce  and water until mixed in bottom of crock pot
  • If ribs are frozen and won’t fit on crock pot, you may need to slightly thaw ribs or use a larger container to cook them in. We often make these for large family gatherings in our roaster oven as well.
  • Add ribs.
  • Cook at least 4 hours on low if frozen and at least 2 hours if thawed
  • Meat will be tender and pull apart from bones easily when done.
  • The longer you cook them, the more tender they will get.
  • You will want to check them at least every couple hours to make sure they aren’t scorching, to flip them and to cover them back up with the sauce.


  1. Janet W. says:

    That looks delicious! It would be such a messy meal but so worth it!

  2. I made a similar meal last week. I’m going to try your recipe next time. It looks so good! :-)

  3. My kids would love that!!

  4. How would we ever survive without a crock pot? These ribs look fabulous and thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  5. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Ribs is a meal that I have yet to tackle. I never thought of making them in the crockpot. Great idea! So glad you linked up at Motivation Monday!

  7. Looks delicious! My son loves ribs

  8. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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