I hope you have that grill fired up already because it’s time to put it to work. We are making an entertaining outdoors’ classic with a twist: Coca-Cola Barbecue Spare Ribs. A tender and delicious spare ribs that are meant to be eaten with all 10 fingers.
If you have been reading up on this series of entertaining outdoors you already have a recipe for the appetizer and the cocktail. I actually made them all for father’s day and my grandpa could not stop masticating on these spare ribs. In the end, his face was completely covered in sauce, all 10 fingers looked like they went to war and his belly was 1 rib away from exploding.
From all the dishes we had this the Coca-Cola Barbecue Spare Ribs were by far the favorite. The face on everyone’s face was the reason why we host dinner parties. Small or big, the reward is always satisfying.
The best practice when making the Coca-Cola Barbecue Spare Ribs is to let it sit overnight, but if your dinner is a matter of spontaneity, then let it marinate for at least 5 hours. Remember that the less you refrigerate it, the less tender it becomes and the less flavor it will have. But, don’t get discouraged about the waiting time because the making in itself is really easy and the best thing is that you can make it ahead of time.
Coca-Cola Barbecue Spare Ribs Recipe
- 2 kg spare ribs
- 844 ml Coca-Cola (almost 3 cans)
- 235 ml ketchup
- red pepper flakes (to taste)
- 1.5 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 0.5 tsp mustard
- 200 gr brown sugar
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Place the spare ribs in a sturdy glass dish (like a baking dish) and add 562 ml Coca-Cola to it. Cover it with foil and let it sit overnight.
- For the sauce add 282 ml Coca-Cola in a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Take the spare ribs out and remove the Coca-Cola. Add 3/4 sauce and coat the spare ribs on all sides. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- After the grill is ready, place the spare ribs on the grill and while grilling add one layer of sauce on each side with a brush. With a sharp knife make an incision in between the bones (do not cut all the way through). This will help cook the meat faster so it remains tender. After the spare ribs are done add one more layer of sauce with the brush and serve directly.