Slow Cooker: Cajun Style Ribs

Cajun Style Ribs

Ontario, Canada


These Cajun Style Ribs are sweet and spicy, so easy to make in the slow cooker! Dry rubbed and marinated overnight in a zip-lock bag gets the flavor deep into the meat. Seriously, these ribs are in my opinion the best ribs in my treasure chest of recipes. Paired with great summer bbq sides and bam baby you have an awesome finger lickin backyard party. Let’s get the slow cooker out shall we.


  • 1 rack pork baby back ribs
  • ½ cup water or apple juice

For The Dry Rub

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp cajun seasoning
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

For The Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup bbq sauce, use your favorite
  • ½ tsp molasses
  • ½ tsp cajun seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  •  tsp onion powder



  • Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl
  • Mix the bbq sauce ingredients in a small bowl
  • Set aside
  • Put the ribs on a large cutting board, flip them over so the curved side is up
  • Remove and discard the silver skin, just pull it off
  • Cut the ribs into 4 even portions
  • They fit nicely in the slow cooker
  • Using your hands rub the dry rub on the ribs on both sides
  • Place in zip-lock bag and marinate overnight
  • Sprayed slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
  • Place the rib pieces into the slow cooker
  • Take half of the barbecue sauce and spread over the ribs
  • Add the 1/2 cup water or apple juice around the ribs
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time
  • When done, brush the remaining barbecue sauce on the ribs
  • Grill or broil on high heat for a nice bark about 3 -5 mins
  • Don’t burn


For a show stopper, try this for your next backyard bbq. Serve with all your favorite bbq sides, potato salad, cole slaw, mac & cheese, sweet buttery corn, cream corn, smoked beans, crunchy pickles or grilled vegetables. Don’t forget the cold beer.




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