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Cola Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Cola Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Enjoy the smoky goodness of a summer barbecue all year long by preparing these moist and tender ribs, inclement weather or not.—Karen Shuck, Edgar, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 9 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and, if desired, liquid smoke; rub over ribs.
  • 2. Layer ribs and onion in a greased 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; pour cola over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until ribs are tender. Drain liquid. Pour sauce over ribs and cook 1 hour longer. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without Liquid Smoke) equals 999 calories, 66 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 255 mg cholesterol, 1,650 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 64 g protein.