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Slow Cooker Cola Barbecue Ribs

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black 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


  • Combine brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and if desired, liquid smoke, in a small bowl. Rub over the ribs coating completely. Layer the ribs and onion in a greased 5-quart slow cooker. Pour Coca-cola over the ribs, cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until ribs are fork tender.
  • Drain liquid from ribs and pour barbecue sauce over ribs and continue cooking for one hour longer. Serve while hot.
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