Total Time
10hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 hrs

I found this recipe on Betty C. This is cooked the same way I have always cooked my ribs only in a slow cooker. My family loves this way of cooking them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray inside of 4 to 5 qt slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Remove inner skin from ribs.
  3. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic.
  4. Rub mixture into ribs.
  5. Cut ribs into 4 in pieces.
  6. Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker.
  7. Pour cola over ribs.
  8. Cover and cook on low setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender.
  9. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Drain and discard liquid.
  10. Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce. Place ribs into slow cooker.
  11. Pour any remaining sauce over ribs.
  12. Cover and cook on low heat setting 1 hour.


Most Helpful

This is a very quick and easy method for cooking ribs. My family prefers ribs a tiny bit firmer, so next time I will put them on the grill after the initial 8-9 hours in the crock pot, and then top with the sauce. The flavor was most fabulous! Thanks for posting. ( I used Damon's BBQ sauce and it was yummo!)

Cook4_6 August 12, 2008

Thank you for a fabulous recipe that will be repeated many times. I didn't have cola, so I substituted root beer, with delicious results. The meat was fall apart wonderful. Served with baked potatoes and fresh asparagus. Thanks again for this keeper. turbotess

turbotess February 21, 2010

Delightful, easy, yummy ribs. I used an apple butter sauce and it was perfect with it.

MarraMamba August 10, 2014

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