One thing you won't find in our house is soda. We don't drink very often. If we do, it's on an out to eat night and a fountain soda. A few weeks ago after AG's birthday party we had tons of soda leftover. Since I knew we wouldn't drink it all, I decided to cook with it. It had been over a year since I made ribs for dinner, so that is what i decided on. I knew hubs would be thrilled with my decision.
I found lots of recipes for Dr. Pepper Ribs online but none in the crock pot that I had all the ingredients for. I decided to create my own and I have to say, this one was a success.
Hubs over and over again praised them while devouring every last bit. He would take a bite, look at me and say "wow, these are really good". Over and over again. My toddler even had her fair share. Hubs has already requested these again, I'm sure we will be having our fair share this football season. Enjoy!
2 1/2 cups of Dr. Pepper
2-4 lbs of baby back ribs
1-2 cups of BBQ sauce (sweet baby rays is our go to)
salt, pepper, chili powder
Create a rub with equal parts of the salt, pepper and chili powder. I used about 1/2 tsp of each. Rub it on the meat.
Cut ribs into sections of about 2-3.
Place ribs in a crock pot (I make sure to spray with cooking oil first).
Add 2 cups of the Dr. Pepper (reserve remaining 1/2 cup)
Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Drain the Dr. Pepper leaving ribs still in the crock pot.
Mix the BBQ sauce with the remaining Dr. Pepper.
Brush sauce mixture over ribs and cook for another 30-45 minutes.