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Cherry Dr Pepper Ribs Recipe

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These Dr Pepper Ribs are so tender and moist.  Seasoned to perfection and slowed cooked. Marinated in soda and then topped with Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, these ribs have layers of flavors and the meat falls off the bones.

Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs Recipe

Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs

This recipe is made with soda that works as a marinade and a sauce. These ribs are grilled to perfection. Make them for a delicious dinner or make it for a party or picnic. You will also want to try our Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Ribs version.

Ingredients

  • Cherry Dr. Pepper- The soda gives flavor and liquid to the ribs.
  • Ketchup- Ketchup is used in many rib recipes
  • Tomato paste- Using tomato paste lets you use less ketchup
  • Light brown sugar- Brown sugar adds sweetness and flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce- While it might be hard to say it is fantastic in the ribs
  • Grenadine- Grenadine is often used in cocktails and it adds a fantastic layer of flavor to the flavor.
  • Seasonings- In this recipe, I am using Onion Powder, Black pepper, Liquid smoke, Jerk spice, All spice, Chili powder, Garlic, Chipotle seasoning
  • Baby back ribs- You can’t have ribs without the ribs.

How to Make Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs Recipe

Combine the soda, ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and all of the seasoning in a sauce pan. Whisk it all together well.

Bring it to a boil and then reduce it to low heat. Simmer it on the lowest heat possible for an hour. Stir it occasionally.

The sauce will become thick and reduce to about half.

Keep the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
Place the ribs on a 9*13 baking dish that is lined with foil.
Sprinkle the ribs with Chipolte seasoning.
Then pour soda over the meat and fold the ends of the foil over to cover all the ends and seal the ends.
All the ribs to marinate for 2 hours.
When you are ready to grill, coat the grill with non stick spray and heat the grill to 325. Cook the ribs for 1 hour.
Check the meat and then rotate the meat and cook for another 30 minutes.
Remove the ribs from the grill and coat them in the BBQ sauce you made earlier.
Place the ribs back on the grill for an additional 30 min.
Continue to add the BBQ sauce to the ribs as needed to keep the ribs coated in sauce.
Serve immediately.
Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs Recipe

What is the Best Cut of Ribs for This Recipe?

For this recipe, you want to use baby back ribs. This is just the style of ribs that I enjoy and that I have tested with this BBQ sauce.

What do You Serve with BBQ Ribs?

These BBQ ribs can be served with just about anything. Some of my favorites are:

BBQ Ribs Recipe

Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs Recipe

Cherry Dr Pepper Ribs

Published By Jill
These tender delicious Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs are seasoned to perfection and slowed cooked. Marinated in Cherry Dr. Pepper and then topped with Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, these ribs have layers of flavors and the meat falls off the bones.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
marinate 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 - 12 oz can Cherry Dr. Pepper
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 Cup Light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. jerk spice
  • 1 tsp. All spice
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 full racks of Baby back ribs
  • Chipotle seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Dr Pepper Cherry soda

Instructions
 

Directions:

  • In a large sauce pan add the Cherry Dr. Pepper, Ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and all seasonings.
  • Whisk together.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low
  • Simmer over VERY low heat for 1 hour.
  • Make sure to stir occasionally.
  • The sauce will thicken and will educe by almost half on its own.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Place the ribs on a in a foil lined 9 x 13 pan.
  • Sprinkle with Chipotle seasoning, run into the meat on all sides.
  • Now pour 1/4 cup of Dr Pepper Cherry soda on the meat.
  • Fold the foil over the ribs to cover all ends.
  • Fold the foil to seal.
  • Allow to marinate for 2 hours.
  • Coat grill with non-stick spray oil.
  • Heat grill to 325°
  • Place ribs wrapped in foil on the grill.
  • Slow cook for 1 hour.
  • Check meat rotate and cook for additional 30 min .
  • Remove from the grill and coat in BBQ sauce.
  • Place back on the grill for an additional 30 min.
  • Continue to add BBQ sauce to the ribs as needed to ensure a full coating
  • Serve immediately.
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