Well since my BBQ died, I decided that I would try to make ribs in the slow cooker. I used the same basic recipe that I use for BBQ ribs. Rubbed the ribs with paprika, chili powder, salt and a little cumin. I ligned the slow cooker with sliced onions (which by the way came out tasting really good). Placed the racks on top of the onions and then added my BBQ sauce which is two cups of Diane's Regular BBQ sauce, 1/2 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and 4 teaspoons of instant coffee granules. Poured in 1 1/2 bottles of beer and let cook for 7 hours on low. Turned out great. They were not nice and sticky like they are on the BBQ but the taste was there and they were fall off the bone tender!!!