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Grilled Slow-Cooker Ribs

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Grilled Slow-Cooker Ribs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 9 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Discover two secrets to great-tasting and easy-to-make ribs--the slow cooker and the grill.
Updated Oct 14, 2008

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve the ribs with coleslaw and crusty bread.
  • tip 2
    Cola adds a wonderful sweetness to the ribs, but you can use water for the cola.
  • tip 3
    Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray to make cleanup a snap.

Nutrition

590 Calories, 40g Total Fat, 38g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
360
Total Fat
40g
0%
Saturated Fat
14g
0%
Cholesterol
155mg
0%
Sodium
1030mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
18%
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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