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The Best Crock Pot Pork Ribs Recipe 2019

If you love the taste of ribs but hate the mess of eating them, these Savory Crock Pot Pork Bites are perfect. They have all of the smoky and BBQ flavor of traditional ribs but in one tasty bite.

If you love the taste of ribs but hate the mess of eating them, these Savory Crock Pot Pork Ribs are perfect. They have all of the smoky and BBQ flavors of traditional ribs but in one tasty bite. Their recipe is so easy and requires only a handful of ingredients. Forget hovering over a hot grill, because with such recipes you simply toss your ingredients into your crockpot and forget about them. Take a look below at how easy it is to make your own Savory Crock Pot Pork Ribs. It is like cooking right in the convenience of your kitchen!

The first crockpot below is the exact crockpot I use at home. It’s very durable and easy to clean especially after meals or recipes like this! I’ve also added some other popular crockpot alternatives for you in case you’re curious.

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  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 8 hours
  • Total time: 8 hours 10 mins
  • Serves: 6+


  • 2-3 lbs of pork ribs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon of seasoning salt
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic
  • 1 medium onion, diced


  1. Chop your pork ribs.
  2. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and seasoning salt on the cubes of meat.
  3. Layer the bottom of the crockpot with chopped onions.
  4. Add 1/3 cup of water.
  5. Place the seasoned cubes on top of the onions.
  6. Add Barbecue Sauce
  7. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

That’s the recipe! Your favorite pork ribs serving will not only be delicious but super tender. Enjoy the nutrition with traditional BBQ foods such as potato salad, corn on the cob, cornbread, and other favorites. These keep well so whatever you do not finish you can easily refrigerate until later. Children will enjoy these easy to eat ribs, and adults will enjoy the fact that they can enjoy the taste of a BBQ without all of the work. Give these easy Crock Pot Pork Rib servings a try and you won’t look at BBQ ribs the same way again! Everyone will enjoy the ribs. The fat will leave their lips shining. They also have a good amount of calories.

If you wish, you can always add a little extra zest such as hot peppers to style your pork ribs recipes. The choice is up to you as far as how much you want to amp up the heat.

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  1. Jasmin

    August 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Do we add the barbecue sauce when we add the pork to the pot or after it is cooked?

    • Josie

      August 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      oops! before its cooked 😉 Just added that minor detail to the recipe.

      • MW

        August 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        I’m still not sure when to add the bbq sauce in the crockpot. recipe looks yummy so I don’t want to mess it up.

      • CHARLENE

        August 30, 2013 at 7:01 am

        Yes, it seems yummy and easy to do. Let us know when to add the BBQ sauce. Is it during the marinade/seasoning mixture or after 4 hrs of simmering then we may put BBQ sauce? Thanks Josie

  2. Sofia

    August 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I’m think it’s before but you don’t stir it up just add it to over the already seasoned cubes. She added the bbq sauce step before she states how long to cook it so that’s how I interpret it. I’ve cooked similiar recipes like this and I always add during the cooking not after (although it might be yummy to save some to add on after )

  3. Meryl

    September 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Josie- this came at the perfect time! I found some clearance pork rib meat at Vons plus had my $1 off any fresh pork item exp 8/31- thank you!!! Going to make it now! Great for this hot weather- keep the kitchen coo!! I’ll serve with rice, more of an asian flare taste [adding some ginger and soy- and chopped green onions when serving].

  4. Aline

    September 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I need a sale on boneless pork ribs! I’m dying to test this recipe!

  5. Cheyenne

    January 3, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Are you supposed to stir it at all? Or just let it sit?

    • Josie

      January 3, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      you can do both! 🙂

    • Jan

      February 18, 2015 at 6:29 am

      I think letting it sit works best…!

  6. mary

    January 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Does it have to be boneless ribs or can I use other boneless pork chopped into large bites?

    • Josie

      January 4, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Yes, you can do that Mary!

  7. crissy

    January 25, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I’ve got mine cooking now! Can’t wait to taste them!

  8. Jan

    February 18, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Josie this is excellent thank you! I don’t know if it’s because I’m English or just old but I can’t get my head round “pulled pork” so to find a good recipe like this amongst all the pulled pork sandwiches etc was a breath if fresh air and to find it works so well too us a great bonus.

  9. Carole McCreary

    March 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Made this and it was delicious! Didn’t add regular salt just seasoned salt…and only used 1/4 t. garlic powder. Also sprinkled red pepper flakes over the bbq sauce. Used a whole bottle of Kraft Thick and Zesty bbq sauce and I will definitely make it again and again. The meat came out soooo tender! I served with french fries but will be awesome over rice too! Definitely a 5 star recipe!

  10. Jennie

    October 26, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Can this be cooked for a shorter amount of time on high?

    • Josie

      October 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Yes, I wouldn’t cook longer than 3 hours if you plan to cook on high.

  11. Jacinda Scarborough

    November 12, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hi, can I do this with pork chops,in a plug in griddle with a cover?

    • Josie

      November 14, 2015 at 7:56 am

      They would be a lot more tough if you do it that way.

  12. Tara

    January 18, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I cooked on low for a little over 7 hours and they turned out very dry. 🙁

    • brandy

      February 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      If you use a fatty cut of meat and sear the meat before putting it in the crockpot you should fare better.

  13. Brenda Bowling

    February 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Curious, was the water necessary? I find the sauce is thin and doesn’t attach to the pork, so wondered if I needed to increase the bbq sauce or next time leave the water out. I did cook for the 3 hours but was wondering about the bbq sauce being thin and not sticking to the meat. Thanks

    • Josie

      February 4, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      I would suggest putting more BBQ sauce.

  14. Susan

    May 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I made these today. Such a disappointment! The sauce was thin and runny and the rib bites were so dry I couldn’t feed them to my guests.

    • Josie

      May 31, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      How long did you cook them for?

  15. Leslee

    September 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Made my pork bites for our party this weekend. Also had the issue of soupy bbq sauce. I removed the pork from the crock, and put them into a pan on the stove with fresh sauce from a new bottle and tossed the bites to coat with sauce. Let warm on low for 20 minutes. That solved the problem perfectly. I used the soupy sauce as a dipping sauce. They were gone in the blink of an eye, and all I heard all night was. “Omg….good”. Thank you.

    • Josie

      September 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      So awesome!!

  16. janell Sampson

    October 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    can I use diced pork?

    • Josie

      October 28, 2016 at 6:05 pm


  17. Corinne

    November 10, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    If you don’t sear these first, they can’t possibly look anything like the picture.

    • Josie

      November 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      you can sear them if you want 🙂

  18. Ben

    March 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    What would cook time be on high?

  19. Amy

    March 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Can you sear them, cook them whole in the crockpot and then chop them when they are done?

  20. Tara

    June 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    When do I put the sauce in?

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