How long do you cook about 2.5 pounds of rib tips in a slow cooker? Can I leave it and leave the house?!
Put the lid on the slow cooker, and set the heat to low. Allow the ribs to cook undisturbed for 9 to 10 hours.
They are gonna fall apart and just melt in your mouth.... So making me hungary right now.....
Set it on low for 8 hours, add just enough water to almost, but not quite, cover the rib tips, and get in the car and run your errands. That's the whole reason slow cookers were invented, so you could leave it unattended.
I leave the house all the time while my slow cooker is doing its job. That's the blessing of using it -- you aren't tied to the house. You'll probably be cooking those ribs for 4 hours . . .