This is a crazy old recipe that has been around forever! You cook the ribs in Coke or Root Beer (Root Beer is my favourite) in the oven then you let cool and grill them with your favourite sauce. It's so easy but, surprisingly good. You gotta try it.
You will need:
- 2 racks of baby back ribs -silver skin removed from back
- 1 onion
- 1 can of coke
- barbecue seasoning
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes for a bit of heat
Step 1: chop the onion into big chunks- you are using the onion as a rack to keep the ribs elevated.
Step 2: remove the silver skin which is a tough layer of fat on the backs of the ribs. I use a knife to start it off and then it will peel off if you take a paper towel to get a good grip on the skin.
Step 3: sprinkle your favourite barbecue seasoning all over the ribs (front & back) I often make my own blend but, I found a great store bought blend that has no preservatives so for speed I used it this time.
Step 4: take your onions and put layer under the ribs and add your can of coke to the pan. Cover with foil and cook in the oven at 325 degrees 1 1/2 hours covered.
Step 5: after they have cooked for 1 1/2 hours remove foil and cook 15-20 minutes uncovered to get a bit of colour on the meat.
Step 6: allow the meat to cool then grill on low heat with your favourite sauce until nice and carmelized.
watch how fast they go! This is plenty for two people but, the recipe is easy to increase for a larger crowd.