Slow Cooker Cola Barbecue Ribs

Check out these ribs made with Cola! Coca-Cola really tenderizes and sweetens these ribs as they slow cook to perfection.

The fam’s gone nut-so over these slow cooker cola barbecue  ribs . Once you sink your teeth into these ribs, you just can’t stop eating them. Maybe it’s the chewy tenderness or the smoky goodness of a summer barbecue that make these ribs irresistible.

Slow Cooker Cola Barbecue Ribs |

Coca-Cola really tenderizes and sweetens these ribs as they slow cook to perfection; and the BBQ sauce adds a tangy flavoring for a combined sweet, tender, and spicy taste.

Slow Cooker Cola Barbecue Ribs Recipe |

Slow Cooker Cola Barbecue Ribs
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke (optional)
  • 4 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  1. Combine brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and if desired, liquid smoke, in a small bowl. Rub over the ribs coating completely. Layer the ribs and onion in a greased 5-quart slow cooker. Pour Coca-cola over the ribs, cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until ribs are fork tender.
  2. Drain liquid from ribs and pour barbecue sauce over ribs and continue cooking for one hour longer. Serve while hot.

 Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, Busy Family Recipes, p82

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