Easy Root beer ribs

"Let's talk about a recipe I love to encourage everyone to try at least once. This recipe can be modified for the slow cooker, grill or electric pressure cooker. You can use Beef Back Ribs or Beef Short Ribs in the recipe."  Katrina Gleason, Gleason Cattle Company


  • 2 - 4 pounds Beef Back Ribs or Spare Ribs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue rub or seasoning
  • 12 ounces root beer
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce


1.  Season all sides of your ribs with the seasoning; about 1 tablespoon per pound. Quarter your onion and place in the bottom of the slow cooker or pressure cooker. Place the ribs on top of the onions, cutting into sections to fit into your slow cooker if necessary.  Pour the root beer carefully over the ribs. 

2.  Cook the ribs in a slow cooker on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours. 

3.  Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs and cook another hour. Enjoy! 

Cook's Tip: If you use an electric pressure cooker, cook on high pressure for 35 minutes on beef setting then add sauce and repeat setting. You can add time until they reach your desired tenderness.