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baby back ribs with barbecue sauce

Cola BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Coca Cola BBQ Baby Back Ribs - Fall off the bone tender oven baked baby back ribs! Seasoned with a sweet and spicy dry rub and finished on the grill with a delicious coca cola barbecue sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Rack Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 cup Apple Juice or water

Sweet Spicy Dry Rub

  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Black Pepper

Cola BBQ Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Coca Cola
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix dry rub seasonings and set aside.
  • For fall off the bone ribs, you need to remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs. To do this, carefully slide a sharp knife under the membrane then using a paper towel pull it completely off.
  • Lay ribs on a large baking sheet and rub ribs all over with the dry rub seasonings. Pour apple juice around the ribs onto the baking sheet. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Transfer ribs to the oven and bake for about 2 - 2.5 hours until they are super tender.
  • How to make Coca Cola BBQ Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan add all the ingredients and whisk together to combine. Cook over medium-low heat until sauce lightly thickens, whisking occasionally. After sauce thickens and darkens, remove from heat to let cool. Set aside for later use.
  • Finish the ribs on the grill:
  • When the ribs are done baking, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Once the grill is nice and hot, transfer ribs to the hot grill meaty side down. Grill for about 5-10 minutes until you have some nice grill marks. Then, flip over and baste a few times with barbecue sauce.
  • Serve ribs with extra cola barbecue sauce and your favorite side dishes!
  • OR Finish the ribs in the broiler(If you don't have a grill): Transfer ribs to the broiler on foil and cook for a couple minutes, then baste with barbecue sauce and cook another minute. 
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