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Grilled Beef Ribs with Smoky-Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Sweet, smokey and sticky beef ribs
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 12 mins
Total Time2 hrs 24 mins
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, grill
Servings: 8
Author: Charlie



  • 15 pounds beef back rib racks
  • 1 litre Coco-Cola
  • 1 liter water
  • 1.5 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1 pimch Kosher salt


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1.5 cup cider vinegar
  • 1.5 cup tomato sauce
  • 1.5 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 yellow mustard
  • 1.5 chile powder


Cooking the Ribs

  • Put the ribs in a very large pot or roasting pan; add the cola and enough water to just cover. Bring to a boil, skimming off any scum on the surface. Add the peppercorns and 1 tablespoon of salt. Cover and simmer over low heat until the meat is tender but not falling off the bone, 2 hours; drain.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer over very low heat, stirring frequently, until thick and glossy, about 15 minutes.
  • Light a grill or preheat the broiler. Working in batches, arrange the ribs on baking sheets and brush them with the sauce. Grill the ribs or broil 10 inches from the heat, turning and brushing with sauce, until lightly charred, 12 minutes. Serve with the remaining sauce.