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Grilled Slow-Cooker Ribs


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  • 3 1/2 pounds pork loin back ribs
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce


Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 570mins
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Step 1

STEP 1 Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

STEP 2 Remove inner skin from ribs. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, liquid smoke and garlic; rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs into 4-inch pieces. Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs.

STEP 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Drain and discard liquid.

STEP 4 Heat coals or gas grill. Place ribs on grill. Brush with barbecue sauce. Cover and grill 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 minutes.

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