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Cherry Cola Glazed Ribs

BBQ sauce made from cherry cola and cherry preserves and spicy brown mustard make an excellent sauce for grilled ribs

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword baby back ribs, BBQ ribs, Cherry Cola glazed ribs
Prep Time 28 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
grill time 9 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 2074 kcal


  • 48 ounces 1.5 liters Cherry cola
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry preserves
  • 2/3 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 racks Pork Spare Ribs approx 7 lbs
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Boil cherry cola in heavy large saucepan over medium heat until reduced to 2 cups.  About 45 minutes.  Stir in cherry preserves, mustard, soy sauce and apple cider vinegar.  Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced to about 2 1/2 - 3 cups or about 30 minutes.  Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl.  Can be made a few days in advance and refrigerated.  Rewarm before use.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper.  Wrap each rack in heavy duty aluminum foil and close tightly.  Place each foil pack on a separate baking sheet and bake for 2 hours or until meat is tender.  Remove from foil packs and cut each rack in half.  Brush with glaze.  Place on a hot grill and cook about 5 minutes on each side.  Brush with glaze with each turn.  Cook until browned and glazed.  Remove from heat.  Allow to sit 15 minutes before cutting.  Cut between each bone and serve with remaining glaze.  Serves 6.   (inspired by Bon Appetit or Gourmet years ago)
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cola Glazed Ribs
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 2074 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 5120mg213%
Potassium 736mg21%
Carbohydrates 493g164%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 371g412%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 47.4mg57%
Calcium 236mg24%
Iron 7.8mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.