One good recipe for ribs in a slow cooker calls for Dr. Pepper and barbecue sauce. The ribs are cooked on low for seven hours and then on high for one hour. These are traditionally served with potato salad or coleslaw.
Baby back ribs often fit best in a slow cooker, but any ribs can be used. A simple recipe calls for placing 3 pounds of baby back ribs into a slow cooker and pouring a 20-ounce bottle of Dr. Pepper over them. They are then cooked on low for seven hours. After seven hours, the ribs are removed, and the liquid is drained off. The ribs are returned to the slow cooker and covered with one bottle of barbecue sauce. The ribs are then cooked on high for one hour.
Another good recipe calls for 3 pounds of ribs to be lightly salted. A 1/2 cup of water is poured into the slow cooker, and the ribs are place in it in layers. The ribs are topped with half of a sliced onion and one clove of minced garlic. The ribs are cooked on high for four hours or on low for eight hours. After the ribs have cooked, the onion and garlic are removed, and the water is poured off. One bottle of barbecue sauce is then added to the ribs. The ribs are cooked on high for one hour, or until the sauce has heated through.