The Super Bowl is here, which means it is time to make some MAN FOOD! :) And what better man food is there than ribs? Ribs made with delicious Dr Pepper no less. Rich and spicy, no utensils needed (unless you count that stack of paper towels someone brought in from the kitchen)… and a definite football party hit! Thanks to our friends Eric and Brandy for this delicious recipe.
**This is a peppery rub. I never use all of the rub that most recipes make, and this was no exception. I coated it lightly and saved the leftovers in an airtight container. Put more or less rub on depending on how strong you want the peppery flavor. Enjoy!
PS GO PACKERS!!!!!
- ¼ cup salt
- ¼ cup black pepper
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons of mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne
- 2 teaspoons of chipotle chile pepper (made from smoked dried jalapenos - you should be able to find it in the spice section of your grocery store)
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- 2 cups Dr Pepper
- 1 cup ketchup
- ½ cup mustard
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons molasses
- 2-4 teaspoons of chipotle powder ( I used 2 tsp.)
- Two racks of ribs
- ¼ cup Dr Pepper
- Coat the ribs with the rub (I coated medium light... but use as much rub as you like flavor. Remember this one is on the peppery side), wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator for at least four hours.
- Heat the oven to 300 degrees and bring the ribs to room temperature.
- In a foil-lined large baking or roasting pan, arrange the ribs with the meat side up, pour in ¼ cup of Dr Pepper, cover pan tightly with foil and place in the oven.
- Meanwhile, place all the glaze ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes until thick and syrupy.
- After an hour and a half, take the ribs out of the oven and spread some of the glaze on each side of the racks.
- Place back in the oven, meat side up and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, take out the ribs and spread more glaze over them and cook for 30 more minutes or until ribs are desired tenderness.
- At this point, take the ribs out of the oven, spread more glaze on them and then cook each side under the broiler for four minutes.
- Divide and serve!