Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs


  • 3 pounds baby back ribs, trimmed
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce


Season ribs with salt and pepper.

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Pour water into slow cooker. Layer the ribs into the slow cooker. Top the ribs with onion and garlic.

Cook on High for 4 hours (or Low for 8 hours).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Transfer ribs to a baking sheet. Discard onion and garlic. Coat ribs with barbeque sauce.

Bake in preheated oven until the sauce caramelizes and sticks to the meat, 10 to 15 minutes.