Sometimes I’m lazier than others about making Sunday a food prep day – I’m a ‘Sunday Funday’ kinda girl so I rarely want to spend the day prepping food for the week. Yesterday was one of those days, so I want something quick and easy to prep that would give us some options throughout the week. 

When you’re following a Paleo lifestyle, it’s best to set aside a day where you plan the upcoming week’s meals to avoid being faced with having to prepare a big meal whenever you’re hungry. So yesterday I convinced my fabulous husband to make his ah-mazing slow cooker ribs so we would have leftovers for the week. Along with a 2lb bag of carrots, these ribs make for a perfect meal throughout the week, and they’re super easy to prepare.  

Remember, prepping is key to Paleo success, so I would definitely invest in a good slow cooker similar to the one we have which you can find hereIt’s relatively inexpensive at only $23.99 and we’ve had ours for years and love it!  

So here’s our simple recipe for delicious allergy-free, Paleo ribs! Note – the Paleo BBQ sauce found here works great with these!

paleo ribs


Slow Cooker Ribs (Paleo, DF, GF)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 8+ servings


  • 2 lbs Pork or Beef ribs
  • 1/4 Cup Paprika (optional, so remove if avoiding nightshades)
  • 1 TBSP Cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBSP Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 TBSP Sea salt
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 2 cups water or stock


  1. Mix spices together and rub onto ribs
  2. Pour liquid of choice into slow cooker
  3. Place ribs on top of liquid
  4. Turn crockpot to low setting and let cook for 8 hours
  5. Remove from crock pot and serve immediately.