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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 804 calories, 55g fat (21g saturated fat), 220mg cholesterol, 1378mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 46g protein.

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  • trvllynn
    Jan 30, 2018

    Not exactly healthy but oh SO GOOD!!

  • daisey5
    Sep 18, 2013

    They were very tender but did not taste the root beer.

  • CharlotteBaillargeon
    Aug 26, 2013

    The ribs turned out fantastic! They were so very moist and tender with no root beer taste at all (which I was a little concerned about). There are only two of us so I "pulled" the leftover pork off of the bones and used it as a topper for baked potatoes later in the week. Very, very easy and yummy.

  • bruce1936
    Aug 13, 2013

    Sauce had very little flavor. Ended up dipping it in barbeque sauce out of a bottle.

  • NitemareStang
    Aug 12, 2013

    I made this today, they were yummy. I used a Turkey Baceter and put the sauce over the Ribs ever so often. The ribs were so Moist!

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    Aug 11, 2013

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