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Crazy Delicious Baby Back Ribs

My husband craves a good ribs recipe, so we cook them multiple ways. This low and slow method with a tangy sauce is the best we’ve found. —Jan Whitworth, Roebuck, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; rub with seasoning mixture. Place ribs in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 5-6 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients. Transfer ribs to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan; brush with some of the sauce. Bake until browned, 15-20 minutes, turning once and brushing occasionally with sauce. Serve with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 420 calories, 33g fat (9g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1082mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • grandmaabbott
    Oct 28, 2020

    This is my go to rib recipe! Love it because the sauce isn’t sweet! The rub is delicious.

  • Carmen
    Aug 30, 2020

    The rub was good, but the mustard sauce not so much. I brushed honey to the ribs after adding the mustard sauce since I didn't care for the flavor. The honey helped salvage the ribs. Next time I'll use BBQ sauce instead.

  • Janice
    Aug 24, 2020

    Wow! What a great recipe ! I am like everyone else we will be having this one over and over ! Great flavor and fall off the bone tender !

  • sheri
    Aug 23, 2020

    Loved the rub, but not the mustard sauce. Used a combo of Sweet Baby Ray's and Open pit. Scrumptious

  • Penny
    Aug 21, 2020

    I love the dry rub on these ribs. But I wasn't too crazy about the mustard sauce. So I eat the ribs dry or use a little regular BBQ sauce. Either way, the slow cooker makes these really easy. This is now my favorite rib recipe.

  • Magnus
    Aug 21, 2020

    who would think slow cooker to start would make such good ribs And mustard sauces not normally my favorite but simple can be delicious one recipe i know one that so simply with 2 increasing it seem impossible be delicious the 2 ingredient are a whole chicken and 2 long stems of thyme and nothing else. Boil it with 2 sprigs until 140 Degrees the warm at 250 till it hit 160. the recipe is from the SCA feast and it one per table of 8 on the 3 course after bread several flavored butters and fruit 2 was sliced streak with mixed vegetables the chicken was 3rd course and not one piece of chicken came back to the Kitchen which is unusual. but feast was smart to make extra 3 us in the kitchen.

  • Kimberly
    Aug 21, 2020

    Definitely a 5-star recipe in my opinion! Wonderful! We'll use this one over and over!

  • Michelle
    Aug 21, 2020

    Anette, I live in Ohio, so Barbecue to me means a tomato based sauce. So I was shocked when I went to college in the summers in South Carolina and found out that South Carolina barbecue is MUSTARD based. hahah I prefer tomato based...

  • MamaMeese
    Jul 30, 2020

    Fell off the bone. Nice tangy sauce. Will be making again.

  • Anette
    Jul 5, 2020

    ACTUALLY this is six stars, 4 from me and two to add to JsJaneAnn, as I do not know WHAT she was thinking! FIrst off, this a MUSTARD rib recipe, and pretty darn good if I do say so myself. MsJane must be thinking of some totally different type of ribs, and if that is the case, I have a great one that does take Apple Juice, and is TOTALLY DIFFERENT! But I Digress... THESE RIBS KILL IT!! I made it exactly as described, and they are fall off the bone unbelievable~! I am now in HOG HEAVEN! (see what I did there?) and I will save and keep this recipe for anything I want that has a mustard base. This will be amazing on pork loin as well, but danger, Pork loin overcooks to easily. TIP crock pot on high for 20 minutes to get it doing, low for 1/12 hours, flip the top rips to the bottom, as they take longer to cook since they are further away from the heat, and turn off the crock pot after 3 1/2 hours and let the meat sit in it for the last half hour. OK, I didnt EXACTLY follow the recipe, but I did for the rub and the sauce! FANTASTIC! 4 out of 5 stars!