Slow Cooker Ribs with Apple Barbecue Sauce

Slow Cooker Ribs with Apple Barbecue Sauce

A delicious recipe for slow cooker ribs with a sweet and tangy apple barbecue sauce. Delicious any time of year.
Course Main
Author Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel


  • 5 lb Pork Spareribs 2 racks
  • 1 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 18 oz BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 1 Apple cored and sliced


  1. Cut ribs into portion sized sections (about 3 ribs each)
  2. Place ribs around sides and bottom of a slow cooker with the meat side down.
  3. Lay apple slices over ribs.
  4. Combine onion, applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar and 1/2 of BBQ sauce in blender. Pulse until blended. Pour sauce over ribs.
  5. Cook on high 5 hours, or on low for 8 hours, until ribs are tender.
  6. Remove from slow cooker and brush with remaining BBQ sauce.
  7. To get more crispy ribs, transfer ribs to foil line baking sheet and broil for several minutes.