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Cola Barbecue Ribs

 Cola Barbecue Ribs
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
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 9 hours

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

  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and
  • liquid smoke if desired; rub over ribs.
  • 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.