Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Different, unusual way to prepare ribs. The soda pop tenderizes the meat. Untried recipe but they sound so good I just had to post them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ribs in large stock pot and pour Dr. Pepper over ribs to cover.
  2. Add garlic, liquid smoke and onion.
  3. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and cook until ribs are tender.
  4. Place ribs in baking pan and pour BBQ sauce over ribs.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Or they can be put on BBQ grill.
Most Helpful

I've tried several recipes from Recipezaar for all sorts of dishes. Some great, some so-so, and some not to my tastes. This recipe inspired me to rate it and add comments. It was soooooooooooo good. The meat was not dry andwas very fork tender. I cooked them in the Dr. Pepper about 1 hour and 20 min before the oven part. I found a really good bbq sauce last month called Sweet Baby Ray's which is what I used. It's bottled sauce I got at Kroger. This is the 6th time I've used this sauce. I love it. They got a website in case anyone is curious : No I don't work for them but think it goes well with this OUTSTANDING recipe. Thank you sooooo much JoAnn for posting it. I highly reccomend this recipe.

Scott Keith August 06, 2002

I have been searching for the ultimate bbq rib recipe, and this is it!!!!! my family did a taste test and this was the undisputed winner! I cooked as directed and grilled these ribs with open pit! awesome!!!!

cyn44116 July 25, 2002

I hesitate to try any new rib recipe as my husband is extremely finicky when it comes to his ribs! Well, these met with his seal of approval, so thank you so much for posting. I followed the recipe exactly, except to use two racks of baby back pork ribs that I had on hand. Tender, moist, flavorful and delicious!

KeyWee September 16, 2002

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