Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grilled Slow-Cooker Ribs

This week we begin our special recipes for the 4th of July. I hope these recipes make your holiday special! Patti

Difficulty: *

3 1/2 lbs pork loin back ribs
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup Cola - yes, the beverage
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, your choice

1. Use cooking spray to coat the inside of a 4 to 5 qt. slow cooker. Remove the inner skin from the ribs and cut ribs into 4-inch pieces.

2. In small bowl, mix garlic, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and liquid smoke. Rub mixture into ribs.

3. Layer ribs and onion into slow cooker. Pour cola over the ribs.

4. Cover; cook on low heat for 8-9 hours, high heat for 4-5 hours.

5. Heat the gas or charcoal grill. Remove ribs from slow cooker; Place ribs on grill oer medium heat; brush with barbecue sauce; Cover grill and cook another 15 minutes.

Tips: Carbonated Cola adds a wonderful sweetness to the ribs, but you can use water instead.
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