Warm Up This Winter with this Easy Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ribs Recipe

When the weather turns chilly, my slow cooker becomes my best friend. It’s such an easy way of making a delicious meal during the busy holiday season and knowing that a hot, tasty supper is waiting for my family at the end of the day is such a treat.

I have a few favourite slow cooker creations, but I love whipping up new recipes too! So after the first heavy snowfall hit Saskatchewan, I decided to alter my incredibly delicious barbequed Dr. Pepper Ribs recipe for the slow cooker.


These ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and bursting with flavour. I have to admit, I loved the tanginess of the Kraft Extra Rich BBQ Sauce so much that I even added a little more to the sauce at the end of cooking.

To really give these ribs the perfect finishing touch, I highly recommend broiling them in the oven for a couple of minutes before serving them.

The barbeque sauce thickens as it cools, but it can also be thickened to the desired consistency by whisking a mix of cornstarch and water into the liquid if desired.

When it comes to slow-cooker pork recipes, this one is my family’s new favourites. I am so happy to have a way to enjoy these tender, meaty ribs all year long.

With just a few ingredients and my trusty slow cooker, any day can be a ribfest in our house, even in the middle of winter. Try them out yourself and see what you think!


Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ribs

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

My wildly popular Dr. Pepper ribs made easier with Kraft barbeque sauce and adapted for the slow-cooker!


  • 2 lbs. Baby Back ribs, cut into sections
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Extra Rich BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper


  1. Blend salt, sugar and spices together and rub into ribs.
  2. Layer ribs in slow cooker and top with chopped onions.
  3. Whisk flour, Kraft BBQ Sauce and Dr. Pepper together until combined.
  4. Pour mixture over ribs.
  5. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3-4 hours.
  6. Remove ribs from slow cooker and broil in oven for 5 minutes, if desired.
  7. Serve with sauce from slow cooker on the side or poured over top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 819Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 1830mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 48g

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46 thoughts on “Warm Up This Winter with this Easy Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ribs Recipe”

  1. This looks delicious. I have an American friend who`s a Dr Pepper ADDICT. I`ll have to invite her over when I make these.

  2. I love ribs and this sounds like a great recipe plus I love it when a recipe involves using my slow cooker as it is such a great way to make a meal.

  3. 2 of my favorite loves, baby back ribs and Dr.Pepper. Thanks for the great recipe now I know what I will be making for supper tonight!

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have cooked several meals with Pepsi or Coke but I have never tried Dr. Pepper before.

  5. While I am personally not a meat-eater, I do cook for them – and this really caught my eye. Cooking with soda? Huh! I would NEVER have thought of that :)

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