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Slow-Cooker Pineapple Baby Back Ribs

Fall-off-the-bone tender baby back ribs are slow-cooked with tangy pineapple juice and savory spices, then finished with a sticky sweet glaze for a delicious and easy dinner.

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Slow-Cooker Pineapple Baby Back Ribs

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for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 lb baby back ribs (910 g)
  • 20 oz diced pineapple (565 g)
  • 28 oz barbecue sauce (795 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1043
  • Fat 53g
  • Carbs 101g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 78g
  • Protein 36g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, cayenne, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  2. Rub the spice mix all over the baby back ribs.
  3. Drain the juice from the can of pineapple and add to the slow cooker, along with the barbecue sauce. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the diced pineapple and ribs to the slow cooker and cover with the sauce.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Halfway through, flip the racks of ribs so the one that was previously on the bottom is now on top. Cover with more sauce.
  6. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker and cut into individual pieces. Serve with the leftover sauce and pineapple chunks.
  7. Enjoy!
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Slow-Cooker Pineapple Baby Back Ribs

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