Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

The broiling gives the ribs great smoky flavor and gives them a barbecued appearance. It's not necessary to broil, but highly recommend to boost the flavor and texture.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 9 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    980
    (
    Calories from Fat
    520),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    58g
    58%
    (Saturated Fat
    21g,
    21%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    230mg
    230%;
    Sodium
    1760mg
    1760%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    48g
    48%
    ),
    Protein
    56g
    56%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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