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Smoky BBQ Spare ribs served with a side of baked beans and a pasta salad on a yellow glass plate.

Crock Pot Sweet Smoky Barbecue Ribs

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Sweet Smoky Barbecue Ribs are slow cooked until the meat is fall apart tender.  They are the best barbecue spare ribs you will ever taste. The best part is you only need 3 ingredients to make this delicious recipe.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 510 kcal


  • 3 pounds bone in country style pork ribs
  • ¾ cup sweet style barbecue sauce
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
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  • Place ribs in a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl mix the barbecue sauce with the liquid smoke.
  • Brush the bbq sauce on both sides of the ribs.
  • Cover and cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  • Brush with more barbecue sauce an hour before finished cooking.
  • Serve with a pasta salad and baked beans.
  • Serves 4.


  • To brown crock pot ribs transfer the ribs to a cookie sheet and broil at 500 degrees for about 8 minutes.
  • To make sweet and spicy bbq ribs rub the ribs with my Sweet and Spicy Pork Rub an hour before cooking or overnight. 


Serving: 3Spareribs | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
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