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Glazed ribs on a wood board with cherries along the side
5 from 3 votes

Cherry Cola Glazed Ribs

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

Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword baby back ribs, BBQ ribs, Cherry Cola glazed ribs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
grill time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 259 kcal


  • 48 ounces 1.5 liters Cherry cola Flat
  • 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. 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 ribs to rest 15 minutes before cutting.  Cut between each bone and serve with remaining glaze.  Serves 6.   (inspired by Bon Appetit or Gourmet years ago)


  1. Boil cherry cola that has been left out to flatten, which means bubbles removed. in a 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.

Recipe Notes

  • To reduce spice in the sauce, substitute equal parts of spicy brown mustard and dijon mustard.
  • Ribs can be baked in advance and reheated on the grill while glazing.
  • Glaze can be made up to 1 week in advance.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cola Glazed Ribs
Amount Per Serving (8 people)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 640mg27%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.