There’s nothin better than BBQ ribs after a hard day of driving. Life on the road can be lonely, frustrating, and exhausting but that’s no reason to beat yourself up with fast food or truck stop food.

If you have a slow-cooker in your truck checkout this BBQ ribs recipe. If you don’t, you’ll want to pick one up. Remember to make sure it’s safely secured and the lid is safely secured.

This recipe is great to cook at home and then warm up in the truck either with a slow-cooker or microwave. Just make sure you take some of the sauce to add for re-heating.

Truckers_slow_cooked_ribsBBQ Ribs in the Slow-Cooker


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot sauce



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan. Brown in oven 15 minutes. Turn over, and brown another 15 minutes; drain fat.

In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat.

Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.

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