THE ONLY RIB RECIPE YOU WILL EVER USE AGAIN!
FOR THE RIBS
1 (1.5 liter) bottle of Coca-Cola Soda (not diet!)
1 large onion, quartered
6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
2 racks baby back ribs (about 4 pounds)
FOR THE SAUCE
2/3 stick unsalted butter
1 small white onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
1½ tablespoons yellow mustard
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (12 ounce) can Coca-Cola (not diet!)
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large pot, add the (1.5 liter) bottle of Coca-Cola, onion, garlic,
bay leaves and peppercorns. Add the ribs and, if necessary a bit of
water just to ensure the ribs are submerged completely. Bring to a boil
and reduce heat to a simmer, turning the ribs occasionally, until the
meat pulls away from the bone, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, to make
the sauce combine the butter, onion, garlic, ketchup, mustard, brown
sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and (12 ounces) Coca-Cola in large heavy
sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for about 25 minutes
stirring often until sauce is thickened and reduced. Season to taste
with salt and pepper and let cool slightly. Using a blender, puree the
Note: Sauce can be made up to 5 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
Preheat the grill to high.
Remove the ribs from the pot, pat dry, season with salt and pepper and
brush liberally with the sauce. Grill, turning often, until charred on
the outside, about 8 minutes. Loosely tent the ribs with foil and let
rest for 5 minutes before cutting into individual ribs. Serve extra
sauce on the side for dipping.