Grilled Slow-Cooker Ribs

Discover two secrets to great-tasting and easy-to-make ribs--the slow cooker and the grill.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3 1/2
pounds pork loin back ribs
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3
tablespoons liquid smoke
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium onion, sliced
1/2
cup cola
1 1/2
cups barbecue sauce

  • 1 Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2 Remove inner skin from ribs. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, liquid smoke and garlic; rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs into 4-inch pieces. Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Drain and discard liquid.
  • 4 Heat coals or gas grill. Place ribs on grill. Brush with barbecue sauce. Cover and grill 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

Serve the ribs with coleslaw and crusty bread.

Cola adds a wonderful sweetness to the ribs, but you can use water for the cola.

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray to make cleanup a snap.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
360),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
40g
40%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
1030mg
1030%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
38g
38%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 5 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.