Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs
I found this recipe in Bon Appetit a few years ago. Prep time does not include 4 hours to let cherry cola go flat. Recipe calls for grilling at the end, but I think you could finish off the whole recipe in the oven. The sauce is delicious! Seems like alot to do, but well worth it!
- 4 (12 ounce) cans cherry cola, flat (Pour cherry cola into large pot and let sit until it is no longer fizzy, about 4 hours)
- 2 cups cherry jam or 2 cups preserves
- 2⁄3 cup dijon horseradish mustard
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 8 lbs pork spareribs
- Simmer flat cherry cola until reduced to 1-1/2 cups (about 45 minutes).
- Add next 5 ingredients.
- Simmer until reduced to about 2-1/2 cups.
- Put in large bowl, cover, and refrigerate.
- (Can be done up to 1 week ahead.) Preheat oven to 325.
- Place oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven.
- Salt& pepper spare ribs.
- Wrap each rack of ribs tightly in heavy-duty foil, sealing well.
- Put each rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Place each sheet on rack in oven.
- Bake until tender, switching racks midway, about 2 hours total.
- Remove from oven.
- Allow to cool a bit.
- Drain drippings from foil.
- Wrap up in foil again and refrigerate.
- (Can be done 1 day ahead. Remove from refrigerator about 1 hour before proceeding.) Reserve 1 cup of glaze from large bowl; set aside.
- Cut racks into individual ribs and add to large bowl of glaze.
- Toss to coat.
- (It’s kind of hard to toss; I just painted the ribs using a BBQ brush.) Put ribs on medium charcoal grill for about 5-10 minutes, turning often so they won’t burn.
- Serve, passing extra glaze.
These ribs are the best ribs you will ever have. The cherry glaze is time consuming to prepare, but well worth the work.