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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 9 hr 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Yes, you can make authentic-tasting slow-cooker barbecue ribs. Here’s the proof! Cola is the secret to this sauce—it keeps the meat incredibly moist while cooking, so you're left with fall-off-the-bone tender ribs that will satisfy even the most serious barbecue craving, no grill required. For added smoky flavor and texture, we recommend finishing off these slow-cooker ribs for a few minutes in your broiler.

Ingredients

1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3 1/2
lb pork loin back ribs
1
medium onion, sliced
1/2
cup cola carbonated beverage
1 1/2
cups barbecue sauce

Steps

  • 1 Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar, salt and pepper; rub mixture onto ribs, coating both sides.
  • 3 Cut ribs into 8 sections, about 3 ribs each.
  • 4 Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Discard liquid and onion slices.
  • 5 Set oven control to broil. Spray broiler pan with cooking spray. Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce, coating both sides. Place ribs on broiler pan, rib side down. Broil with tops of ribs 3 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes, just until sauce sets up on ribs. Turn ribs, and broil 3 to 5 minutes longer, just until sauce begins to caramelize. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.
  • 1 Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar, salt and pepper; rub mixture onto ribs, coating both sides.
  • 3 Cut ribs into 8 sections, about 3 ribs each.
  • 4 Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Discard liquid and onion slices.
  • 5 Set oven control to broil. Spray broiler pan with cooking spray. Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce, coating both sides. Place ribs on broiler pan, rib side down. Broil with tops of ribs 3 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes, just until sauce sets up on ribs. Turn ribs, and broil 3 to 5 minutes longer, just until sauce begins to caramelize. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

Expert Tips

Store leftovers in a plastic food storage bag or container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
980
Calories from Fat
520
% Daily Value
Total Fat
58g
89%
Saturated Fat
21g
107%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
230mg
77%
Sodium
1760mg
73%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
48g
48%
Protein
56g
56%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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