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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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: 999 calories, 66g fat (24g saturated fat), 255mg cholesterol, 1650mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 64g protein.

Reviews for Cola Barbecue Ribs

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 250337
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"Delicious, I omitted the brown sugar, glad l did and no smoke. I tilted the crock pot lid for the last hour to allow the liquid to steam odd, drippings equal flavour l feel. I turned the ribs all meat side up and drizzled with the bbq sauce and replaced the lid for an hour. Fall off the bones, tender and tasty. I pulled the leftovers off the boat to have pulled pork on the bun in a coup,e of days. L would make this again. Janet. VFE"

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tamarapearson User ID: 3272516 250282
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"Fall off the bone delicious ribs. Instead of doing the last hour in the slow cooker, we finished them up on the grill and they were perfect. We will definitely be making these again."

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tlbdlb4evr User ID: 4229718 249471
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"Fall off the bone delicious!! This one is a keeper and I will be making it again for sure!!"

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hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 242784
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Simply Yummy! A keeper for sure."

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ivorykeys User ID: 7909575 149914
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Will try using boneless ribs next time. Flavor is great!"

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captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 178514
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"easy to make great flavor"

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Labellelle User ID: 4005947 194685
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"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."

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GoldieBell48 User ID: 7051388 193879
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"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."

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baker53916 User ID: 7249815 178513
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"have not tried looks like a delicious no fail recipe"

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snicknreese User ID: 5726087 116159
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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!"

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queenbeemarian User ID: 3336586 132320
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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!"

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mixergirl User ID: 684503 193877
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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."

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LadyBabs User ID: 3266680 193873
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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."

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Mary GIll User ID: 1246253 194684
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"I use Splenda brown sugar substitute, diet cola , no extra salt, and you really can't taste any difference, they are great"

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jackofalltrades User ID: 6344852 132319
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"I did not have lliquid smokeso I used smoked sea salt for the salt. Still was great on my pork roast!!"

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Appleaday User ID: 6277061 110652
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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."

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momolets User ID: 6552833 116158
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"Oops!  I'm new to this and I posted the same message twice!"

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momolets User ID: 6552833 132318
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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."

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cookieface User ID: 1279273 116639
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"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."

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Carolinerbain User ID: 3308489 193871
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"What makes the calories so high? Couldn't possibly make something with this many in 1 serving."

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crosenthal User ID: 5659590 116153
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"If u don't like the calorie count DON'T MAKE IT!!!"

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pstrothman User ID: 1339314 177837
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"Is the nutritional facts for 1 serving or the whole thing? At 1000 cal per ser my health cannot afford this."

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 195185
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"This is a wonderfully delicious recipe just as directed. I did only use slightly over 2 lbs. because that's all we needed. :)"

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NancyEE User ID: 5082208 195184
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"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! :)"

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likescrockpots User ID: 6035884 116150
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"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!"

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Sandiejo13 User ID: 3011408 212412
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"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."

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ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 193870
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"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."

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MommyAustin User ID: 6342491 184191
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"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!"

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melodious88 User ID: 4245799 195182
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"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."

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