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Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 55 mins
Show: Down Home with the Neelys Episode: Neely All the Time Time does not include marinating time. After reading reviews I think I will cut back on salt in the rub. Depending on your grill you might need to cook longer. I have not tried this recipe yet though.
Cola Barbecue Sauce
- 14.79 ml vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 473.18 ml ketchup
- 340.19 g can cola
- 118.29 ml apple cider vinegar
- 29.58 ml brown sugar
- 7.39 ml fresh ground black pepper
- 7.39 ml onion powder
- 7.39 ml ground mustard
- 7.39 ml lemon juice
- 14.79 ml Worcestershire sauce
- 29.58 ml salt
- 29.58 ml brown sugar
- 9.85 ml garlic powder
- 9.85 ml onion powder
- 4.92 ml ground cumin
- 4.92 ml chili powder
- 4.92 ml black pepper
- 2 pork spare rib racks (about 3 pound each)
- For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add oil. Once heated, add the onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add all the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.
- For the dry rub: Whisk all dry ingredients together in a small bowl. This can be stored up to 6 months in an airtight container.
- For the ribs: Rinse and dry ribs. Place on a clean cutting board, pull off the membrane and trim the ribs of excess fat. Liberally season both sides of the ribs with rub. Wrap ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 to 12 hours so flavors can permeate.
- Preheat grill to 250 degrees F. using hickory and charcoal. Set up your grill for indirect heat.
- Place ribs, meatier side down, on the grill away from the coals. Close grill cover. Cook the pork ribs for 1 hour 15 minutes; flipping several times for even cook.
- *Coat ribs with Sweet Cola Barbecue Sauce and cook for another 20 minutes.
- *Reserve some of the sauce for dipping when the ribs are served.
I've been meaning to review this for a long time because it's the recipe I always use, since finding it. Everyone loves it and no matter how much I cook, everyone always wants more. Fantastic, tasty recipe and so easy to follow. I soak my ribs in cola for a few hours before putting the rub on and then cooking in my slow cooker (crock pot) while I prepare the BBQ sauce. We finish the ribs off on the BBQ and keep basting them with the sauce for about 20 minutes. Delicious - thank you Neelys :)