Serving Size:
2 ribs

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 2 pounds pork ribs
  • 18 ounces root beer
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder


  1. Place one layer of pork ribs in an oval slow cooker. Mince the garlic. Sprinkle garlic and 1 teaspoon onion powder over the ribs.
  2. Place a second layer of ribs on top of first layer. Sprinkle with the remaining onion powder.
  3. Pour root beer over ribs to cover.
  4. Turn slow cooker on low setting and cook for 8-12 hours until ribs are tender.

Helpful hints

  • Adjust root beer to cover meat but do not fill slow cooker more than 2/3 full.
  • Read ingredients and select a root beer that does not contain phosphate additives.
  • Instead of ribs you can substitute a Boston butt or pork shoulder roast. Sprinkle garlic and onion powder on meat and cover completely with root beer before cooking in slow cooker. Shred cooked meat.
  • Serve ribs or roast with coleslaw and rolls 

Nutrients per serving

Calories 234

Protein 16 g

Carbohydrates 11 g

Fat 14 g

Cholesterol 59 mg

Sodium 83 mg

Potassium 180 mg

Phosphorus 120 mg

Calcium 41 mg

Fiber 0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 fat
  • 1/2 high-calorie

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