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Root Beer BBQ Ribs

 Root Beer BBQ Ribs
The slow cooker does a great job of creating super tender and juicy ribs. The yummy sauce has a mildly sweet flavor. —Mairyn S., Sandy, Utah
5 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10
  • minutes or until sauce is reduced to 2 cups. Set aside.
  • Cut ribs into five serving-size pieces; sprinkle with salt and
  • pepper. Place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve
  • with sauce. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 804 calories,

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Root Beer BBQ Ribs (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 55 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 220 mg cholesterol, 1,378 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 46 g protein.
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