Cola Barbecue Ribs Recipe
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Cola Barbecue Ribs
"Simply Yummy! A keeper for sure."
"Will try using boneless ribs next time. Flavor is great!"
"easy to make great flavor"
"I can't see someone eating a pound of spareribs so I cut the servings in half so I'm thinking there are 8 servings in this recipe.I used the calculator at www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator and came up with the following: 775 Calories, 30 g Carbs, 54 g Fat, 39 g Protein, 953 mg Sodium, 27 g Sugar. Now, before you freak out, please keep in mind that this INCLUDES you snarfing down all the sauce that comes with your serving of ribs. If you just have the ribs and don't guzzle down your serving of sauce, the calorie count probably goes down by 100-150 calories, and nevermind how much fat, sodium, sugars and carbs you cut back on by not guzzling down the sauce."
"Delicious BBQ, tender meat. Boneless ribs were used for this recipe which cut down cooking time by 2 hours. Pleased my fussy eater, who asked for seconds."
"have not tried looks like a delicious no fail recipe"
"I enjoyed this recipe for years now. I would suggest making 1 change to the ingredients-- use equal amts of KETCHUP to cola instead of the bar-b-q sauce. I also don't use the garlic, but it's a preference of mine since I don't like the strong taste it leaves. You can pour over ribs and bake 2 1/2 hrs on 350 deg. instead of grilling with it too. Great taste!"
"I haven't made this recipe, but am concerned about the reviewers who used diet cola and bbq sauce. Artificial sweeteners deteriorate when heated - not recommended!"
"I put mine under the broiler to brown them and give them a nice BBQ glow! Easy & tasty. Sometimes I par-boil my ribs to remove dietary fat."
"I learned to make this recipe many years ago as a young bride except I skipped the brown sugar and mixed 1/2 C Coke with 1/2 C BBQ Sauce. Pour over ribs and cook."
"I use Splenda brown sugar substitute, diet cola , no extra salt, and you really can't taste any difference, they are great"
"I did not have lliquid smokeso I used smoked sea salt for the salt. Still was great on my pork roast!!"
"Delicious just as recipe says. If you don't want calories don't make ithis or any ribs. If you want some great ribs try this very good recipe."
"Oops! I'm new to this and I posted the same message twice!"
"There are ways to make this recipe with fewer calories. Regular barbecue sauce has almost 500 calories per cup. There are, however, sugar-free, calorie-free varieties that could be used for all / part of the recipe."
"If you are going to comment on the calorie/fat/sugar content, there is no need to rate the recipe. Ratings are for taste, not dietary opinions."
"What makes the calories so high? Couldn't possibly make something with this many in 1 serving."
"If u don't like the calorie count DON'T MAKE IT!!!"
"Is the nutritional facts for 1 serving or the whole thing? At 1000 cal per ser my health cannot afford this."
"This is a wonderfully delicious recipe just as directed. I did only use slightly over 2 lbs. because that's all we needed. :)"
"I used 1/2 the meat called for because it is just my husband and myself. Everything else in the same portions. It was great! We both liked it! It is a definate keeper! :)"
"Good Grief! If the nutritional facts re this recipe are correct, you may want to reconsider; unless, of course you are trying to give someone a heart attack!"
"I also found this recipe many years ago. I tried it in the crock pot on a hunting trip, but found they just fell apart into shredded pork....so, Instead of a crock pot, I now rub the ribs and layer them in a baking pan with the onions and pour the coke over and bake them in the oven until tender, rotating them to keep them all in the coke, (usually about 3 hours) then finish them on the grill (or oven in winter on a baking sheet) with the BBQ sauce. I have had rave review with this. I use hickory liquid smoke for beef ribs, and misquite liquid smoke for pork and venison ribs."
"This is an excellent recipe. I wish we could have it more often, but my husband is a Diabetic and I have High Blood Pressure."
"AMAZING! Absolutely AMAZING ribs! We followed the recipe exactly as it is (including the Liquid Smoke), and had phenomenal results! The ribs were so tender that they just fell off the bone! Full of taste! Delicious!"
"I discovered this recipe shortly after getting married, and it has been one of my husband's favorite dishes ever since. Best ribs EVER!I did change the recipe a bit by mixing the cola and BBQ sauce together, and pouring the whole mixture over the ribs at the beginning. I also use Hickory flavored liquid smoke in the rub."