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*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 1108mg48%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.