If it’s still to early in the season to fire up your grill or you don’t own one, you can still enjoy BBQ flavored ribs. The secret? Your slow cooker. With minimal prep work and ribs that fall off the bone, this recipe is a great weeknight go-to meal. Just be sure to pack your table with napkins—you’ve been warned.

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

Method
1. Spray the inside of 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

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

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

4. Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce. Place ribs in cooker. Pour any remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on low heat setting for one hour.

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recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Cookbook
photo courtesy of Hexidecimal