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Grilled Spareribs with Cherry Cola Glaze
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Grilled Spareribs with Cherry Cola Glaze

Spareribs baked in the oven until tender and then finished on the grill with a sweet and spicy cherry cola glaze.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1211kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 4 (12-ounce) cans cherry cola, flat
  • 2 cups cherry jam or preserves
  • 2/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons tabasco sauce
  • 7 to 7 1/2 pounds well-trimmed pork spareribs


  • Place cola in a Dutch oven or large saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, about 45 minutes.
  • Add next 6 ingredients and stir well. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, stirring occasionally. This will take about 35 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place oven racks in top and bottom thirds of oven and heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Season ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap each rack tightly in foil. Divide ribs between 2 baking sheets and place in oven for 2 hours. Let ribs cool slightly.
  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • Cut racks of ribs into individual ribs. Toss with 1 cup of glaze.
  • Grill ribs, basting with extra glaze, for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve with extra glaze.


If possible, use flat soda or pour it into a bowl and let it sit on the counter for 4 hours. But it is ok to skip this step.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious (published in Bon Appetit)


Calories: 1211kcal