Smoked Baby Back Ribs With Cola Barbecue Sauce
- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure chile powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2⁄3 cup ketchup
- 1⁄3 cup cola
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke
- 3 -4 lbs baby back ribs (2 slabs, 1 1/2 to 2 lb. each)
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon pure chile powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- about 2 cups mesquite wood chips, soaked in water for at least 1 hour
- Make the sauce--in a saucepan over medium heat, warm the oil.
- Add in garlic, chile powder, and cumin; cook for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the remaining sauce ingredients, whisk them together, and allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 minutes.
- The ribs--remove the thin membrane from the back of each rack of ribs; allow the ribs to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling.
- The rub--in a small bowl, mix the rub ingredients; season the ribs all over with the rub, pressing the spices into the meat.
- Drain the mesquite chips and toss them onto the burning coals or into the smoking box of a gas grill; grill the ribs over Indirect Low heat (grill temperature should be about 300Â°) until the meat is very tender and has shrunk back from the ends of the bones, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
- About 15 minutes before the ribs are done, start brushing occasionally with the sauce on both sides.
- Transfer the ribs to a baking sheet and tightly cover with foil; let rest for 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve warm.
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