Mama's Test Kitchen: Crock Pot Spare Ribs

Crock pot ribs 😍
I made these spare ribs in the crock pot yesterday on the 4th of July. They were easy to make, and so so tasty. The hardest part was preparing the ribs for cooking (removing the membrane and cutting them to individual pieces), which the husband took care of. All I had to do was mix the dry rub, rub it all over the ribs, and place them in the crock pot. After about 6 hours of cooking on low, the meat was soft and literally fell off the bone! Delicious and full of flavor too!

Every time after I cook with crock pot, I always wonder why I only use it once a year. Crock pot meals are so easy, and the convenience of it can't be beat for any working parents. I need to find more recipes.

Oh, and those squash. Luke's dad grew them in his vegetable garden and they were absolutely better than store-bought. Even the kids agreed.

A review on Crock Pot Spare Ribs:
Result: 4 out of 4
Will I make it again: Yes!
Chef’s Notes: We didn't have smoked paprika on hand so I skipped that. I feel this recipe can be easily modified...just use the spices you have on hand. Although I think cumin and brown sugar were key ingredients so I wouldn't necessary skip those. Just before serving, I bushed on Famous Dave's Sweet & Zesty sauce.


  1. They look yummy! Can I come over for lunch? :)

  2. So good, too bad we finished it all. More please!


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