How to make slow cooker ginger ale BBQ ribs (video)

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These ribs are so good from your slow cooker, you may never use your grill ever again! Slow cookers are the perfect tool for cooking ribs. Cooking slow and low with some moisture is the secret to tender ribs that fall right off the bone. Perfect for your next sporting event, picnic or just Sunday dinner, these lip-smacking ribs will have your friends and family begging for more.
With only 15 minutes of prep, you don't have to stress out about making these little gems. Before cooking, toss the ribs in a sweet and salty spice, which gives them an amazing base of flavor. The ginger ale adds a uniquely spicy flavor as well as moisture while the ribs cook. Finally, a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce adds that extra zip to this mouthwatering meal.
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Slow cooker Ginger Ale BBQ ribs
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15 minutes
4 hours
4 hours, 15 minutes
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 cups BBQ sauce
2 12-ounce cans ginger ale
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
3½ pounds baby back ribs, cut into 4-inch sections
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
Remove silver skin from the back of the ribs. This can be done by pushing the back of a spoon just underneath it and then working it up and off the ribs with your fingers.
In a small mixing bowl, combine everything from dry mustard to black pepper.
Rub spice mix over ribs until fully covered. Use your fingers to press the spices into the meat.
In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine BBQ sauce, ginger ale, ginger and garlic.
Add ribs so they are submerged in sauce.
Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6 hours.
Gently remove ribs from slow cooker. Slather on the ginger BBQ sauce from the slow cooker. Garnish with green onions and serve.
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