Slow Cooker McRib Sandwiches Recipe

Slow Cooker McRib Sandwiches Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker McRib Sandwiches

These McRib sandwiches take inspiration from McDonald’s classic barbecue sauce, which is slathered on slow-cooked baby back ribs and served with pickles.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 7 hours
Total: 7 hours 10 minutes



For Ribs:

  • 1rackof baby back ribs,cut in half to fit the slow cooker
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper

For McDonalds BBQ Sauce:

  • 1cupketchup
  • ¼cupwater
  • ¼cupapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbsplight brown sugar
  • tbspyellow mustard
  • tbsponion powder
  • tbspgarlic powder
  • 1tbspliquid smoke
  • tspcayenne pepper
  • 1tspsweet smoked paprika

For Assembly:

  • 4hoagie rolls
  • 2tbspof unsalted butter
  • 12pickles
  • ½cupchopped onions,in a large 1-inch dice


  1. Put the ribs in the slow cooker and top with salt and pepper.

  2. Cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours.

  3. While the ribs are cooking, make the bbq sauce.

  4. Add the McDonalds BBQ Sauce ingredients into a saucepan and cook on Low for 15 to 18 minutes or until sauce is thickened enough to coat a spoon and leave a line when a finger is swiped across the spoon.

  5. When ribs are done remove them from the slow cooker and put them onto a sheet pan.

  6. Cover with bbq sauce.

  7. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes on the top shelf of the oven.

  8. Spread butter on hoagie rolls and toast.

  9. Slide the bones out of the ribs (they should come right out with a little twisting).

  10. Use ¼ of the ribs on each hoagie, then top each one with three pickles and a sprinkling of onion.


  • Calories: 873.47kcal
  • Fat: 51.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.61g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.79g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.81g
  • Fiber: 3.12g
  • Sugar: 18.63g
  • Protein: 56.51g
  • Cholesterol: 200.01mg
  • Sodium: 1068.73mg
  • Calcium: 157.85mg
  • Potassium: 1027.96mg
  • Iron: 3.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 111.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.13mg
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