Paleo Slow Cooker Ribs

This is one of those recipes that was so good, I forgot to take photos beforehand and the only reason I had anything left to photograph (the two little ribs pictured below) was because everyone was stuffed. Bone-in baby back ribs are one of my favorite messy grubs. I don't have time to hang out by the grill for 1-3 hours so this recipe is perfect because I can prep it in a couple minutes then throw it in the crockpot in the morning. By the time I've finished work projects in the evening, these delicious, fall-off-the-bone-tender, Paleo ribs are ready to dive into!

Paleo Slow Cooker Crockpot Ribs -

Paleo Slow Cooker Crockpot Ribs -


Seasoning Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 7.5-oz organic tomato sauce
  • 3-oz organic tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-natural liquid smoke (I use Lazy-Kettle All Natural Liquid Smoke)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins or homemade, which is easy to create)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey


  • 2 lbs bone-in pork ribs (cut every couple ribs to fit into a crock pot)
  • 1 small onion (diced)

Mix seasoning ingredients together. Rub into all sides of the ribs. Use all of the seasoning.

Mix BBQ sauce ingredients together. Set aside.

Place the diced onions in the bottom of the crockpot.

Lay 1 stack of ribs over the onions. Cover with bbq sauce. Lay another stack of ribs in the crockpot. Cover with more sauce and so on. Pour any excess sauce into the crockpot.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. I served this with salad and cauliflower mash.

Paleo Slow Cooker Crockpot Ribs -

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