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Slow-Cooker Barbecued Ribs

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Slow-Cooker Barbecued Ribs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 10 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Come sunshine or rain, there will never be a time that's not perfect for slow-cooked barbecue ribs—especially when the slow cooker does all the cooking. This mouthwatering crowd-pleaser is cut out for weekends and game days but also works as a comforting mid-week main. Simply do the prep ahead, add it in the cooker, and step back while deliciousness happens.
Updated Dec 7, 2020

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 garlic cloves, 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; cut into 4-inch pieces. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, liquid smoke and garlic; rub mixture into ribs. Layers 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
    Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour any remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on low heat setting 1 hour. Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Ribs go great with deli coleslaw, biscuits and frosty mugs of beer.
  • tip 2
    Spraying the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray makes cleanup a snap.

Nutrition

890 Calories, 60 g Total Fat, 58 g Protein, 32 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
890
Calories from Fat
540
Total Fat
60 g
Saturated Fat
22 g
Cholesterol
230 mg
Sodium
1540 mg
Potassium
920 mg
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
58 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
12%
12%
Iron
26%
26%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 7 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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