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I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas yesterday full of good food, laughs and quality time with family and friends. Now that Christmas has come and gone there is only one thing on our minds – football! If you’ve followed along with me for a while you know that my husband and I are huge college football fans, and we are very excited about the upcoming games. Today I’m going to show you a unique, one of a kind recipe featuring Dr Pepper that is perfect for eating while “homegating” and watching college football in the comfort of your own living room. This is a recipe for delicious Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce and oven baked ribs.
I made this amazing barbecue sauce and used it on ribs, but the sauce would also work great for chicken, pulled pork, or anything else that you would eat with barbecue sauce. It’s delicious and sweet while having plenty of tang. My husband can vouch for how good this sauce is, and the ribs too. These ribs are so easy, you cook them in your oven, but are still moist and chock-full of flavor. Prepare to wow your guests and enjoy tasty food for the college football championship.
Here’s what you need for the sauce:
1 12 Oz Can Dr Pepper
1 Tsp Dried Onion
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 12 Oz Can Tomato Paste
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Spicy Brown Mustard
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon of your Favorite Rub
1 Rack Babyback Ribs
Here’s how you make the sauce:
Combine all of your ingredients one by one in a saucepan. Don’t forget the Dr Pepper, that’s the key to the whole recipe!
Stir ingredients well and bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes until your sauce has thickened. It should look something like this:
You will only need about half of the sauce for one rack of ribs so go ahead and freeze the other half so you can use it in the future!
And here’s how you make the ribs:
Preheat your oven to 275. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, and place your ribs on it. Using a brush coat your ribs with spicy brown mustard and then top with your favorite rub.
Place ribs in the oven bone side up. Cook for 2 hours.
Drain grease from your ribs. Brush a layer of barbecue sauce on your ribs, place ribs on sheet meat side up and return to the oven for another 30-40 minutes uncovered, brushing another layer of sauce on your ribs halfway through.
Allow ribs to cool before serving, and enjoy!
I complimented the ribs with a diet Dr Pepper to drink. Very refreshing.
And of course a recipe card for printing:
What’s your favorite thing about college football? Planning any game watching parties? Let me know below!