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Root Beer BBQ Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

5 servings

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
Root Beer BBQ Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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