Piggy Ribs

Piggy Ribs

Pork ribs in a spice rub and sticky BBQ sauce
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Party, Ribs
Cuisine Pork, Ribs
Servings 6


  • Slow Cooker (5-7L)
  • Air Fryer (Optional)


  • 2 racks pork ribs (approx 500g per rack)
  • 0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup smoky BBQ sauce


  • Place pork ribs, meat side up, on a tray or board
  • Combine all the dry ingredients (not the sauce) and rub this spice mix generously all over the pork ribs
  • Place pork ribs (spiced meat side up, bone side down) in your slow cooker
  • Baste/brush the ribs over with 2/3 cup of BBQ sauce.
    (Reserve the other 1/3 of the sauce for later)
  • Slow cook on low for 5hrs
  • If you do not plan to air fry the ribs at the end then you may like to baste with the final 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce in the final 30mins of the slow cooking time to freshen up the sauce glaze prior to serving.
  • Optional: If you have an air fryer, after the slow cook time has completed, baste with the remaining 1/3 cup BBQ sauce and place into your air fryer at 200 degrees C for 5-10mins.
    You could also do this step under a hot grill/oven
  • Serve ribs with your favourite sides eg chips, slaw and salad.
    Great recipe for game nights and entertaining 🙂
Keyword Ribs

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