Dr Pepper Ribs

These Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Ribs are the BEST RIBS EVER! Pork spareribs slow cooked in Dr Pepper and seasonings, then topped with BBQ sauce - your new favorite tailgating recipe!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword dr pepper ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 612 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 3 lbs pork spareribs
  • 2 cups Dr Peppers
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups bbq sauce


  1. Cut pork ribs into 4 smaller pieces and fit them, bone-side down, into the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour Dr Pepper over ribs.

  2. Sprinkle garlic powder, minced onion, pepper, and salt evenly over ribs. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 - 8 hours.

  3. Remove ribs onto a serving plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Spoon bbq sauce evenly over ribs. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Dr Pepper Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1108mg 46%
Potassium 638mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 32g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.