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Gluten Free Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

If it’s too cold to go outside and barbecue, that’s OK! You can still get all the flavor and smokiness of an old-fashioned cookout in your kitchen, in your very own slow cooker.

This is one of my favorite indoor barbecue recipes, I hope you enjoy it!

The smokiness in this recipe comes from cinnamon and paprika. These spices on their own don’t necessarily scream “outside campfire” but when they are cooked together all day they definitely take on a smoky, comforting flavor.

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Gluten Free Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

This indoor barbecue recipe gets its smokiness from cinnamon and paprika. When they are cooked together all day they take on a smoky, comforting flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 937kcal


  • 4-5 pounds baby back ribs or beef ribs
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • cup brown sugar


  • Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Put the ribs directly into your slow cooker insert. In a small bowl, combine all of the spices and the brown sugar. Rub this mixture evenly over all sides of the ribs.
  • Do not add water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is tender.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Dry Rub Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 937 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 335mg112%
Sodium 296mg12%
Potassium 1502mg43%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 88g176%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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