Cola Ribs
Cola Ribs
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Cola Ribs

35 MIN
2 H 10 MIN
1 H



Cola Sauce



  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Set aside.
  2. On a work surface, using paper towels, peel away the white membrane on the back of the ribs. Place the ribs on a large plate and sprinkle with the dry rub, rubbing thoroughly into the meat on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 325°F (170°C).
  4. Wrap the racks of ribs, two racks at a time, in aluminum foil lined with parchment paper (see note). Seal tightly and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 2 hours or until the meat is tender.

Cola Sauce

  1. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over high heat, soften the onion, garlic and chili powder in the butter for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a blender, purée the sauce until smooth. Pour into two bowls.
  3. Preheat the grill, setting the burners to medium. Oil the grate.
  4. Unwrap and drain the ribs. Grill for about 8 minutes, basting regularly with half of the sauce and turning halfway through cooking, until caramelized. Serve with the remaining sauce.


Using parchment paper prevents the bones from puncturing the aluminum foil.

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  1. Good recipe. Since I love cumin and smoked paprika I added it to both the dry rub and to the sauce.

  2. Easy to make and so flavourful!

  3. Have made these ribs a few times, easy to make, delicious! Family loves them! Have added this recipe to 'my favourites' list.

  4. Made these ribs for bbq tonight. Everyone loved them. Very easy to make, very tasty. I will definitely make these again.

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