Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe + Saying Goodbye to Good Friends

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Coca Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe

We are about to turn a page in our lives, to begin a new chapter. In just 6 weeks we will pack up all our belongings and head 1,400 miles across the country. Our time here in Louisiana has been wonderful…and at times, very difficult. Thankfully, I have had wonderful friends who have eased my burdens when they’ve been difficult to bear.

My friends have been there for me during the times my husband was away at training or TDY (temporary duty assignment). They brought over meals when Little Z was a newborn and The Husband had to go to a training for a couple weeks. They call and text just to see how I’m doing. I’m so blessed to have friends who still believe parenting is a community effort.

Before we get too busy with moving plans I wanted to do something to say thank you to at least one of these families who has helped us out so much while we’ve been here. The Husband and I decided to invite over a couple who has saved my bacon many a time by watching my little ones. The wife, my friend, is a busy mom of three little ones just like me. Despite that, she’s taken the time to watch my children when I’m in need.

I wanted to make a special dinner so I decided to put a delicious twist on my favorite oven baked pork back ribs! I love a good rack of ribs! And this Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs recipe is so easy! ShareACoke at Brookshire's

I headed to Brookshire’s to pick up all my ingredients. I was absolutely blown away by all Coca-Cola #ShareACoke names! The 20-ounce bottles feature proper names, the mini cans feature fun sayings and emoticons, and the glass bottles feature celebratory names such as “Grad”. So fun! The older couple ahead of me in the check out line were “wowed!” too. The gentleman hadn’t intended to purchase any Coke on his shopping trip, but, as he said, “I saw my wife’s name and I just had to buy her a bottle! I mean, it had her name on it! It was so amazing, I just had to buy it for her.”

I wasn’t quite sure what I’d need for our dinner party and my Coca-Cola baby back ribs recipe so I just bought a variety…

Coca Cola A reason to celebrate

Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs Recipe
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  • 1-2 racks of baby back ribs (also called pork loin back ribs) (I used two for this recipe)
  • 2 20 oz bottles Coca-Cola
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1 7.5 oz mini can of Coca-Cola


  • Remove the ribs from packaging, flip over so that the meaty side is down and bony side is facing up.
  • Using a sharp knife, begin cutting back the thin membrane until you have enough off that you can grip it to peel it back by hand.
  • Place the ribs in a large rectangular baking dish (you may need to cut them in half). If you are cooking two racks of ribs and do not have two baking dishes, you can put the ribs in a deep mixing bowl.
  • Pour enough Coke from the 20 oz bottles to cover the ribs.
  • Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When you're ready to cook them preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • While the oven is preheating, make your sauce:
  • Combine mustard powder, cinnamon, brown sugar, ketchup, barbecue sauce in a food processor or magic bullet. After those ingredients are combined, gradually stir in the 7.5 oz can of Coke.
  • Place the rack of ribs on a tin foil-lined baking sheet. The tin foil should be wide enough and long enough that you can wrap the rack of ribs completely. I use two equal-length pieces and overlap them several inches in the middle. This makes the foil wide enough to wrap around the ribs.
  • Brush both sides of the ribs with approx. 2/3 of the sauce.
  • Wrap the ribs up in the foil, sealing the ends, and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 hours. If you are baking 2 racks you will want to increase your time by 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, open the foil and brush the remaining third of the sauce onto the top (the meaty side) of the ribs.
  • Set the oven to broil and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, checking frequently so as not to burn the sauce. This will caramelize the sauce on top.
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Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs

The dinner party was a success! The kids had such a fun time hanging out with each other, and The Husband and I enjoyed visiting and chatting with a couple we have a lot in common with.

#ShareaCoke dinner with friends

Coke and Brookshire’s want to Share Your Smiles. You can visit the ShareYourSmiles website to join in the fun and check out more ways to #ShareACoke including delicious recipes and creative ideas. You can find out if they have your name on a Coke bottle here.

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  1. These ribs look so delicious. I'm going to share this recipe with my Mom so that she can make them over the holiday weekend.
  2. Looks so yummy! I am going to try this recipe
  3. Wow!! Those ribs look AMAZING! This would be perfect for dinner this weekend! Beautiful photos as well!! #client
  4. nicole dziedzic says
    Coca-Cola for ribs! How awesome is this! What a way to enjoy one of the most classic beverages ever, would have never thought of using it to make ribs. I bet these where so delicious.
  5. CharityS says
    Wow, I never thought about using Coke on my spare ribs. Thanks for the recipe.
  6. Lee McKeon says
    These look and sound amazing!
  7. When I was a kid my aunt always used to add Dr Pepper to her barbecue. I never really tasted a difference, but she always did it.
  8. These would be perfect for the upcoming holiday weekend!