Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Soda gives hearty ribs an unexpected hint of sweetness!

This baby back ribs recipe has a surprising twist! Soda gives the meat an unexpected hint of sweetness.

Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Soda gives hearty ribs an unexpected hint of sweetness!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Cola Baby Back Ribs Ingredients

  • 1 kilo Pork
  • 2 cans Cola
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Potatoes


  • Combine ribs, cola, garlic, and bay leaf in a pot; boil for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Transfer ribs to a baking dish; leave liquid in the pot. Place ribs in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, simmer remaining liquid over medium heat until reduced to half. Add ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, and vinegar; allow to boil. Adjust seasoning as necessary.
  • Remove ribs from oven and pour sauce over. Return to the oven and bake for 1 more hour. Serve ribs with smashed potatoes, if desired.
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