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Smoked Coca Cola BBQ Ribs Recipe

Smoked Coca Cola BBQ Ribs Recipe! Made With a Coca-Cola Brine and slow-smoked and slow-cooked, the flavor is amazing! Plus they are tender as well! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Brine1 d
Course: american, BBQ
Cuisine: BBQ
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Guy Who Grills


Coca-Cola Brine Ingredients

  • 5 Cans Coca-Cola
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Salt
  • Ice

Smoked BBQ Ribs Ingredients

  • Boneless Pork Ribs
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • Squirt Ketchup
  • Splash Worcestershire Sauce
  • Coca Cola


How To Make Coca-Cola Ribs Brine

  • In a container large enough to hold the brine and the ribs in.
  • I used boneless pork shoulder-style ribs to make these ribs, I used about 4lbs of ribs.
  • Pour in your Coca-Cola, I start with two or three cans and then mix in the dry brine ingredients.
  • Give your brine mixture a stir with a whisk and then drop-in your ribs.  My ribs were frozen so I put them in frozen to thaw in the fridge in the brine. 
  • Add in more Coca-Cola till the meat is completely submerged.
  • Store in the fridge for at least 12 hours to allow the brine to flavor and tenderize the rib meat.
  • If you are doing a long brine, go out and mix up the brine a couple of times to make sure everything gets coated well.
  • If your ribs were frozen make sure to allow them to thaw by food safety standards.
  • The day you are ready to smoke remove the ribs from the brine and layout on a plate to all the meat to warm up a bit.

How To Make Smoked Coca Cola BBQ Ribs

  • Fire up your smoker to a smoke setting, or if you are cooking right away to a low 225 setting.
  • I made this on my Pit Boss Pro 1100 using Mesquite pellets.  Now  I picked mine up Lowes, but Walmart and Amazon carry other Pit Boss options or Pit Boss website themselves.
  • Place the ribs on the top rack of your smoker and allow to smoke on the smoke setting.
  • You can pour a can of Coca-Cola into a glass and mop your ribs as they smoke and then later on when you turn the heat up. 
  • I smoked mine for an hour then moved turned the smoker up to 200 degrees.
  • You can turn up to 250 degrees for about an houror you can keep smoking at 200 degrees you will just smoke longer.
  • In a container mix together the bbq sauce ingredients, make sure the container is large enough to add ribs to as well.
  • Use a whisk to mix everything together until smooth.
  • Remove your ribs from the smoker and put in into the container of the sauce and shake it really well to coat the ribs in the sauce.
  • Place back on the smoker and allow to cook another 30 minutes, I did flip the ribs at about 15 minutes to make sure both sides had a chance for the sauce to caramelize and thicken.
  • Use a thermometer to make sure that they are cooked to food safety temperatures to being done.
  • Serve and enjoy!!


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