These Dr. Pepper Crock Pot Ribs are easy to make and taste amazing. They fall off the bone and are packed with flavor from the Dr. Pepper and Barbecue Sauce.
Dr. Pepper Crock Pot Ribs
Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ribs are a fantastic dinner recipe or great for summer parties or game day parties. You can set everything up in the morning and let the crockpot ribs cook all day so they fall off the bone when you are ready to serve them.
If you love slow cooker ribs make sure to check out these huckleberry bbq sauce ribs, Guinness Short Ribs, and Fall of the bone slow cooker ribs.
These pair great with baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, or any side dish you love. 7-up Biscuits are perfect for mopping up any leftover barbecue sauce on your plate.
- Baby Back Pork Ribs
- Dr. Pepper
- Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue Sauce - We use Sweet Baby Rays most of the time.
Liquid Smoke - You can add in 1-2 tsp of liquid smoke if you want a smokier flavor for the ribs.
Garlic Powder - You can also add in ½ tsp garlic powder if you like the extra bit of flavor.
Slow Cooker - 5 quarts or larger - You want to make sure your crockpot can easily hold all of the ribs.
Tongs - I use tongs to try and get the ribs in the crockpot out easily.
Platter or baking sheet - You can serve these on a platter, piled on a plate, or on a baking sheet so the juices are contained.
Once you cover and cook the crock pot dr pepper bbq ribs you want to make sure the lid does not get removed until you are ready to serve the ribs. This will help keep the ribs moist and keep the heat in the crockpot.
The combination of bbq sauce and dr pepper creates delicious sweet tangy ribs in the slow cooker. Because these ribs are slow-cooked they are tender and will fall off the bone when you go to serve them. I like to put them on a baking sheet or platter to serve them. this helps keep the juices contained and if they fall apart everything is kept on one platter or baking dish.
If you are out of Dr. Pepper you can switch the recipe up and use a can of Classic Coke or root beer.
You can add additional barbecue sauce and dr pepper to these ribs when they come out of the crockpot and bake them for 15-20 minutes until it carmelizes on top of the ribs.
Check out the Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork we made in the slow cooker!
Great Crockpot Recipes
Dr. Pepper Crockpot Ribs Recipe
- 4 lbs Baby Back Pork Ribs
- 1.5 cups barbecue sauce
- 1.5 cups Dr. Pepper
- Cut ribs to fit in the slow cooker, place in the crockpot
- Cover ribs in barbecue sauce, then pour dr. pepper over ribs
- Cover and cook for 8 hours on low