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Moist & Meaty Root Beer Country Ribs for the Slow Cooker
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Slow Cooker Root Beer Country Ribs

These 5 Ingredient Root Beer Country Ribs for the Slow Cooker are perfect for those busy days when you want dinner ready (and without fuss) after a long, hard day.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Easy Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: root beer country ribs, slow cooker country ribs, slow cooker root beer ribs
Servings: 6
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • 4-5 pounds bone-in country ribs boneless may also be used
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 8 ounces root beer


  • Season the ribs with salt and pepper.
  • Place the ribs into the slow cooker and top with the dehydrated onions.
  • Whisk the remaining ingredients together in a medium bowl and pour into the cooker.
  • Cover and set the cooker on high for 5 hours.
  • Remove the ribs from the cooker using a slotted spoon, and serve hot.


If using an Instant Pot follow the same instructions but cook under pressure for 35-40 minutes before carefully releasing pressure.
Store leftovers, covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
The pork may be shredded for sandwiches if desired.
Tools and equipment;
7- quart slow cooker (or Instant Pot), large slotted spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons


Serving: 1 | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 137mg | Sugar: 3g