Overnight Slow Cooker Ribs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x

This slow cooker rib recipe can be done overnight while you sleep or all day while you’re at work!



  • (2) 3.5 lbs. racks pork spare ribs
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • Stubb’s Pork Spice Rub
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce


  1. Rub the ribs with a tablespoon of salt per each rack and a generous amount of the pork spice rub.
  2. Place in your slow cooker as shown in the post above, standing on the sides of the racks.
  3. Cook overnight on low up to 10-12 hours, I found mine were just right at 10, but they’ll just be more tender if you go up to 12.
  4. If bringing to a party or a tailgate, remove the ribs from the slow cooker and let cool, then wrap in aluminum foil and place in your cooler until its’ time for the grill
  5. Grill the ribs for about 10 minutes while basting with the bbq sauce on both sides. I like to add a layer of sauce, let it cook for a few minutes then add another layer – and repeat.
  6. Cut into portions and serve.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American/BBQ

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