Papa Brown’s Ribs Recipe

Papa Brown’s Ribs


  • 4 pounds of ribs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (Papa Brown’s Original or Desert Heat)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Papa Brown’s All Purpose Seasoning or chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced


Lightly grease the inside of your slow cooker. Cut the ribs into thirds or fourths, as needed. Place them in the slow cooker standing (or leaning) on their sides, not stacked, to allow moisture and fat to drain. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir Papa Browns BBQ sauce together with the brown sugar, Papa Browns All Purpose Seasoning (or chipotle powder), smoked paprika and garlic.

Drain the liquids from the pot then layer the onion slices over the ribs. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the ribs. Cook for 5 additional hours and serve moistened with some of Papa Browns Homemade BBQ Sauce. Optional: Pour pot liquids into a saucepan or large skillet (the skillet will take less time) over high heat, bring to a boil and reduce for 15 minutes, or until thickened a bit. Serve over ribs.

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