Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

"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."
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Ready In:
10hrs 15mins




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

Questions & Replies

  1. Regarding Coca Cola ribs... Can one take the ribs out after the low 8 hour, baste the ribs in BBQ sauce, lay the ribs on foil lined cookie sheet and place in oven, broil the ribs to get a glazing?


  1. 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!)
  2. 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
  3. Delightful, easy, yummy ribs. I used an apple butter sauce and it was perfect with it.
  4. This is a really nice 5 star recipe. I am picky but this one really works and I even had to use Ginger Ale because we don't have soda at our home. Made my own BBQ sauce too and it was a fine recipe. I don't think you can go wrong with it. Thanks Lavender Lynn.
  5. Fantastic!



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