Slow-Cooker Orange Molasses BBQ Ribs

Enjoy these citrusy pork ribs flavored with barbecue sauce – a tasty slow cooked dinner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

5
lb pork baby back ribs, cut into 3-rib sections
1
cup barbecue sauce
1/4
cup molasses
1/4
cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
2
teaspoons red pepper sauce
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Set oven control to broil. Spray broiler pan rack with cooking spray. Place ribs on rack. Broil with tops 5 1/2 inches from heat 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Arrange ribs in slow cooker; cover with sauce.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours.
  • 4 Remove ribs from slow cooker to serving platter; cover to keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid in slow cooker. Pour liquid into 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Serve sauce with ribs.

Expert Tips

Browning the ribs under the broiler renders water and excess fat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.