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Rosemary + Brown Sugar Baby Back Ribs

Ribs are one of my favorite foods. I love these Rosemary + Brown Sugar Baby Back Ribs. Because they’re sweet, savory, and super saucey. I cook them in the crock pot until they’re fall off the bone. I’m also adding in my special ingredient to prevent them from getting dry!

I always add a little Coca-Cola© to the crock pot, the carbonation helps keep it hydrated and enhance the tenderness! Let’s get right to it…


Preparing The Ribs

Start with a full rack of ribs. First, cut them into thirds. They’ll fit into the crock pot better this way.

Next, you’ll want to flip them over and score  the backs. I like to make little x’s all over. Than, you can carefully remove the membrane with your hands. Once, this is done the ribs will be more tender and they will cook faster.


Seasoning & Sauce

Turn your crock pot on low. Than, you’ll want to create the rub. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, the cumin, paprika, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, and rosemary. Stir it gently until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed. Now sprinkle straight over the tips of your ribs and rub it right in. Rubbing them before adding them to the sauce helps add layers of flavor to the finished product.

At this time, you’ll also want to go ahead and prepare your sauce directly in the crock pot. Pour in your Bbq sauce, Cola, Teriyaki, & Liquid Smoke. Mix well, add the ribs right into the sauce. Place the lid on and get ready to let them cook for about 4 hours. Cook them until around 190° it helps melt the fats more, making them extra tender.

Rosemary + Brown Sugar Baby Back Ribs

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: About 4 hours (Crock Pot)


  • 1 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
  • -Rub
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Handful of Rosemary
  • -Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup and a 1/2 Bbq Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup of Coca-Cola©
  • 1 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
  • Dash Liquid Smoke



Cut your Rib rack into threes.


Score the backs & remove the membrane.


Mix the Brown Sugar, Cumin, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, & Rosemary to create a dry rub.


Rub the fronts down with the dry rub.


Turn the crock pot on low.


Add the Brown Sugar, Bbq Sauce, Coca-Cola©, Teriyaki Sauce, & Liquid Smoke. Stir well.


Add your ribs into the crock pot rubbed side up.


Cook for about four hours or until tender with an internal temp around 190°. Make sure to flip them over at least twice to ensure they cook evenly on both sides.


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