Cherry Cola Pork Ribs

Difficulty: 1/5
Time: 2 hours

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 spare ribs (slabs St. Louis, 2 1/2 pounds each)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile (ground, divided)
  • 1/4 cup cherry cola (not diet)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce (hickory-flavored)

 

PREPARATION

Prepare a grill to medium heat (350 degrees F.).

Starting at the bony underside of the rack, slip a small thin knife under the membrane on the bones. Loosen about 1 inch of the membrane. Grab the loosened membrane with a paper towel and pull along the length of the rack to remove the membrane. (You may have to do this a couple of times until most of the membrane is removed.) If needed for space on the grill, cut each slab in half between two ribs.

In a small bowl, mix chili powder, garlic salt and 1 teaspoon of chipotle. While grill is heating, rub mixture all over ribs and let stand for 15 to 30 minutes.

Serves: 8