Tantalizing Tuesday- Cola Barbecue Ribs!

A classic summertime meal must include barbecue ribs.  Barbecue ribs is not just a summertime treat with our family; we make them year round, since Mr. DD will grill in the winter.

Coca Cola Barbeque Ribs


We have a local restaurant that serves some really tasty ribs.  We asked our server how they make them and he stated that they marinate them in Coca Cola.  I went searching on the internet for Coca Cola barbecue rib recipes and came across this one from Framed Cooks. I changed a few of the measurements and used everything in the recipe.

Cola Barbecue Ribs
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Designed Decor
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Serves: 10
  • 4 lbs Pork Ribs
  • 3 cups Coca-Cola
  • 3 cups Ketchup
  • 1 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Dry mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoons Ground cinnamon
  1. Place the ribs to a large non-reactive glass or ceramic dish pour 2 cups of Coca-Cola over them. Let the ribs marinate overnight covered tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerated.
  2. Barbecue Sauce: Pour the remaining 1 cup of cola into a blender and add the ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, pepper, dry mustard, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and well blended. Place the ribs in a roasting pan that has been coated with cooking spray, brush with the sauce, and roast covered in a 225 oven for about 2 1/2 hours until very tender. (Can be done the day before. )
  3. Grill over low heat, basting with the uncooked sauce until the outside is crispy, about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile simmer the unused sauce for about 20 minute until a little thick.


Coca Cola Barbeque Ribs-


I much prefer to make my own barbecue sauce over store bottled sauces.

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Coca Cola Barbeque Ribs

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11 Responses to Tantalizing Tuesday- Cola Barbecue Ribs!

  1. Marti says:

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  3. I’ve had Dr. Pepper cake but never Coke barbecue. I love Coke and I love barbecue so I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  4. These look really good!!!

  5. Jessie says:

    These ribs sound delicious! We make ribs year round here too but in the winter, I usually make them in the oven. Pinning this and I will definitely have to get the family together and try them out. My mom makes hers by boiling them in beer first but I don’t like them that way.. I bet this is a lot better :)

  6. Yum, these look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing them at my link party, I pinned these!

  7. Lisa says:

    MMM these look great DeDe, pinning them for later!!

  8. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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    We hope to see you there!

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