Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

Nothing says summer like firing up the grill and today was the prefect today to use it! I love the combination of Root Beer and Pork so making Root Beer BBQ Ribs was a no brainer! Fall off the bone tender and absolutely delicious!

Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

2 full racks/slabs (about 4 1/2 pounds) baby back pork ribs
1 cup Root Beer
1/4 cup Sweet and Spicy Rub
2 cups of your favorite BBQ Sauce ( We like Sweet Baby Rays Original Sauce)

 For the rub
 1 tablespoon paprika
 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
 1 tablespoon chili powder
 1/3 cup brown sugar
 2 tablespoons kosher salt
 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1 teaspoon black pepper
 1 teaspoon white pepper

Coat ribs with rub mixture. (We put ours on 3 hours before cooking) Set gas grill to medium-high and allow to heat for 10 minutes.

While grill is heating make your sauce by whisking together bbq sauce and root beer. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes stirring often until thick and bubbly.

Cut each slab of ribs in half and place them on the grill, flesh side down, close the lid and decrease the heat to medium.Cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for another 10 minutes. Flip again and continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes per side or until each rib has a nice char and the meat is starting to pull back from the bone.

Remove the ribs from the grill onto a cutting board. and cut into 2 rib portions. Add the ribs and half the sauce to a large serving bowl and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy!


  1. Ooo these sound so yummy! We are a big rib family, and using root beer just sounds really outstanding. Thanks for sharing this for me to find at Home Matters link party :)

  2. Oh YES! I would take a half of slab of those awesome ribs! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  3. Oh heavens above Bridget! I'm drooling. I've been craving ribs like you wouldn't beleive! I'm not sure root beer is readily available over here in Australia but I'm sure I'll be able to substitute with something else. Thank you so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. It's always good to see you each week. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx


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