Monday, June 28, 2010

Dr. Pepper Ribs

We made these ribs for Father's Day for my Dad who is an excellent grill master himself. I was a little nervous to be honest. The recipe was passed along to us by our friend Kenny (thanks buddy!). We were so impressed with ourselves (and so was my Dad!), that I just had to share! We will definitely make again!

What You'll Need:

  • Ribs
  • 2 liter Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • Chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

How to Make It:
  1. Place the ribs in a large baking dish. Pour in Dr. Pepper to cover them, reserving at least 1/2 cup for the sauce. Add the salt and soak the ribs in the fridge overnight.
  2. Heat the oven to 350. Remove the ribs from the liquid, dry them, and rub with the chili powder. Place them on a baking dish, add 1 cup of water, and cover tightly with foil. Cook for 2 hours, until the meat nearly falls off the bone.
  3. For the barbeque sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until they're soft and fragrant, and add the ketchup, Worcestershire, vinegar, cayenne, and 1/2 cup of Dr. Pepper. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  4. Fire up the grill, and brush the ribs with the sauce. When the grill is hot, cook them bone side down on a cooler part for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip them and cook until lightly charred and smoky. Remove, and brush on more sauce.

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