Slow-Cooker Root Beer Spare Ribs

We're using one of our favorite locally brewed sodas (Broken Tooth Brewing root beer!) in this tasty slow-cooker meal. Simple enough for a weeknight and it makes great leftovers to be used on a sandwich.

August 06, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup root beer, preferably from Broken Tooth Brewing
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4-5 pounds pork spare ribs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation

Bring all ingredients except spare ribs, salt, and pepper to a simmer in a saucepan.

Meanwhile, season spare ribs with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker.

Once simmering, remove pan from stove and pour sauce over ribs and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low (or 4 hours on high).

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup root beer, preferably from Broken Tooth Brewing
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4-5 pounds pork spare ribs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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