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Grilled Slow Cooker Ribs

Customer Rating: Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

8 Ratings    9 Comments

Yield: 6 servings


4 lbs. pork spare ribs
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons liquid smoke
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup cola beverage
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce


Preheat slow cooker. Coat with cooking spray. Mix brown sugar, pepper, liquid smoke, garlic and salt; rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs into 4-inch pieces. Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker; pour cola over all. Cover and cook 8-9 hours. Remove ribs and discard liquid. Preheat grill. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and grill, covered, for about 15 minutes.

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Customer Comments

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Lillian S Pittsford, VT

“I've made this twice in 2 weeks. The meat just fell off the bone and the flavor was great! Lillian”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Patty B Clinton, Mo

“One nice thing about crock pot cooking, I put it all together and then go about my day. These ribs have great flavor.”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars


“I didn't get the liquid smoke for the recipe, I used Pepsi for the cola and it was great! I used country style spare ribs because they were on sale. I will definitely use this recipe again. It was great when I got home I put the ribs on the grill for 15 minutes and that was it!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Mary S Prudenville, MI

“The ribs turned out great! Also, I used diet coke instead of regular coke and it seemed to be fine.”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Barb Whitefish Bay, WI

“This recipe is so easy to make. I do not cook a lot and it tasted like I have cooked for years. It was delicious! I actually do not put it on the grill. I cut smaller pieces and we eat it right out of the crock pot. Very tender and everyone loved it!!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars


“Wonderful -- I will make them again and again. ”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

A. P Gardner, Ks

“We love this recipe. My mom came down from Wi. We had them for dinner and she went home with the recipe. And when she lost it she called me for it again. She has neighbors asking her to make these for them..”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Jody N Caro, MI

“loved this and my husband doesn't even like ribs, but he is a fan of these ribs!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Terry M Binghamton, NY

“WHAT EXACTLY IS LIQUID SMOKE, NEVER HEARD OF IT.. Liquid smoke is very simply "smoke in water" and is made by collecting the smoke from burning hickory wood in a condenser and cooling it until water is formed. The droplets are captured, filtered and bottled. Liquid smoke imparts a barbequed or smoky flavor to food. It can be found in the condiment aisle of your grocery store.”

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