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Baby Back Ribs

A meat lover’s delight. It’s so easy to set the ingredients in your slow-cooker and let all these good seasonings seep into the ribs as they cook. Pretty much guaranteed to become a family favorite.

Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  • ¾ cup ketchup 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika 
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper 
  • 2½-3 pounds baby back pork ribs 


  1. Whisk ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, smoked paprika and crushed red pepper together in a small bowl. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in another small bowl. Rub the garlic mixture all over the ribs. Spread 1 tablespoon of the ketchup mixture over the sinewy side of the ribs. Place in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Spread the remaining ketchup mixture over the meaty side. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  2. Preheat broiler to high. 
  3. Transfer the ribs to a large baking sheet. Spoon the sauce over the ribs and place under the broiler until starting to brown, 4–6 minutes. Carve between the bones and serve.

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