Grilled Pork Ribs with Cola Barbecue Sauce


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Grilled Pork Ribs with Cola Barbecue Sauce

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    They're grilled to perfection and packed with ultimate flavor. Serve up these Grilled Pork Ribs with Cola Barbecue Sauce at your next backyard cookout! Brush with homemade barbecue sauce.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    1 c. Hy-Vee tomato ketchup
    ½ c. Coca-Cola
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
    3 tbsp. full-flavor molasses
    2 tbsp. Koops' Dijon mustard
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee white distilled vinegar
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee coarse-ground sea salt, divided
    ¼ c. Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, optional
    2 (3-to-4-lbs. each) racks Hormel Always Tender extra-meaty pork loin back ribs
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper
    ½ c. water, divided

    Things To Grab

    • Medium saucepan
    • Aluminum foil
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Meat thermometer
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Tongs


    1. Combine ketchup, cola, brown sugar, molasses, mustard, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and whiskey, if desired, in medium saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened; cool.

    2. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat (375 degrees). Place rib racks, bone sides down, each on a 24x18-inch sheet of heavy foil; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Double fold top and one end to seal each packet. Add 1/4 cup water to each packet through opening of other end; double fold remaining end to seal.

    3. Grill 40 to 45 minutes or until ribs are tender (205 degrees). Remove ribs from foil; return to grill rack. Brush with sauce. Grill 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly caramelized, brushing with sauce and turning every 3 to 5 minutes. Serve ribs with remaining sauce.

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