Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Crock Pot Ribs

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

I have come to the conclusion that I never need to go out to eat for good ribs ever again. These ribs are just as good as any I have had in a restaurant. They start out in the crock pot then finish on the grill for a great texture and flavor. Give them a try next time you want to make your loved one a special meal!

printable recipe
Crock Pot Ribs

1 rack baby back ribs
1 bottle barbecue sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray's)
1 can Dr. Pepper (not diet)

Cut the rack into 2-3 pieces and place in your crock pot.

Pour the can of soda and bottle of barbecue sauce over the ribs (reserving 1/2 cup barbecue sauce for basting later).

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. You don't want to overcook these, they should be tender but not quite falling off the bone. You can serve them like this, but we prefer to finish cooking them on the grill.

Heat your grill to high, place ribs on grill then turn heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes. The initial high heat will add a nice crust.

Don't these look great?! Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli or asparagus.

This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 11.


  1. I never would have thought to put Dr Pepper on ribs. They sure look good!

  2. Hi Julie,
    Sweet Baby Rays has a great Bar B Que Sauce add the Dr. Pepper and that sounds really delicious. Those ribs looks so good. Than you so much for bringing your wonderful ribs to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  3. The ribs look gorgeous! And I love how you didn't over cook them on the grill. I hate getting ribs that are completely blackened. Bleck!

  4. I use Budweiser in place of the Dr Pepper. I also like to add a whole Skinned garlic bulb and a dash of liquid smoke to the crockpot.

  5. We used root beer instead (it was on hand) and they still turned out great! My daughter isn't a big meat eater but she ate a fair share tonight.

  6. I don't have any Dr. Pepper nor do I own a grill. But I'll use Pepsi and BBQ sauce in the crockpot and keep my fingers crossed.

    Not the same Anonymous as above.

  7. If you don't have a grill, can you broil them after?

  8. If u dont have BBQ sauce can u just u the pop?