Coca-Cola BBQ Ribs

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    Interesting recipe for those with Smoke/Cookers:


    Barbecued Coca-cola Ribs


    4 lb Pork Ribs
    3 c Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper
    3 c Ketchup
    1 c Packed Dark Brown Sugar
    6 tb Chili Powder
    4 tb Ground black pepper
    2 tb Dry mustard
    1 tb Ground cinnamon

    Transfer the ribs to a large non-reactive glass or ceramic dish pour 2 cups of Coca-Cola or Dr. Pepper over them. Reserve the third cup of the soda for a sauce to be made later. Let the ribs marinate, tightly covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated, overnight. About 6 1/2 hours before you plan to serve the ribs, start a fire in your smoke/cooker and begin heating a quantity of coals.

    Then turn your attention to the sauce. Pour the remaining 1 cup of soda into a blender or food processor and measure in the catsup, brown sugar, chili powder, pepper, dry mustard, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and well blended. No need to cook this one, as least for now.

    Add some well-soaked aromatic wood such as hickory or mesquite to the glowing coals in your cooker.

    Set a pan filled with hot water in place, and smoke cook the ribs, covered at 220 to 240 degrees F. for about 3 hours. After this initial smoking, turn the ribs, slather them with the sauce, check the supply of wood and water in their respective pans, and continue cooking for another 3 hours, this time turning the ribs every 30 minutes and mopping them with sauce each time they're turned.

    By the end of the 3 hours, they should have long since reached the internal temperature of 160 to 170 degrees recommended for pork. After the last basting of the ribs, tote the remaining sauce inside and simmer in a medium-size saucepan over low heat until quite thick. Serve the gloriously gooey sauce in dipping bowls with the finished ribs.

    Source: Where There's Smoke, There's Flavor by Richard Langer
     
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    You left out the Mentos.
     
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    I've used Coke many times. One of my favorites is a pork roast cooked in Coke in the slow cooker.
     
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    I have a friend who makes a baked chicken and uses an orange soda/soy sauce marinade. It's pretty good...I will post the recipe if I can find it. I don't have a smoke/cooker but I may try the marinade for oven cooked ribs and see how it comes out.
     
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    Those sound yummy!

    Mr. Boe and I have a tradition of smoking ribs for the local Firemen on 4th of July. I'm going to seriously consider this marinade for this year's batch.
     
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    Mentos are for dessert.

    Just for you :)

    How to Bake With Mentos:

    Mentos are chewy mints with a thin candy shell and are available in a wide variety of flavors. While Mentos candies are not commonly used in baking, they can be chopped up and used in place of chocolate chips or nuts in many recipes. Bear in mind that the outer candy shell of each Mentos will melt slightly during baking and cause the food dye to spread across your baked goods.

    for Intructions to make Mentos cookies click the link

    How to Bake With Mentos | eHow.com
     
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    If you do, let me know how they turn out!
     
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    I most certainly will!

    I'm thinking that we need to get a bigger smoker. We're out growing our little old weber bullet.
     
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    Here is another interesting one for you...could be good for 4th of July ;)

    Exploding Mentos Drink


    The drink in the original recipe called for whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters (basically a Manhattan plus diet cola), but you can make a rum and coke or whatever you like or just try the non-alcoholic version using two ingredients:

    •diet cola
    •a Mentos™ candy

    Exploding Mentos Drink
     
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    :thup:
     

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