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Homemade Barbecue Sauce with Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Christie @ RaisingWhasians.com
Make this sweet and tangy Homemade Barbecue Sauce with Easy Slow Cooker Ribs for Game Day!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Barbecue
Servings 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup Skittles®
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1 rack of ribs


  • Place Skittles® in resealable bag. Using rolling pin or meat mallet, crush Skittles as small as possible.
  • In small/medium saucepan, combine all ingredients (except ribs) over low heat. Add crushed Skittles®. Stir constantly, until heated through and Skittles are completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • In slow cooker, arrange ribs, bending if necessary to fit. Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs, basting to coat all areas of the meat.
  • Cover, heat on low 6-8 hours, basting occasionally, until meat is cooked through. Serve warm.
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