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Onion and Cola Smoked Spare Ribs

3.7 from 9 reviews

With a base of onions, garlic and cheap cola, you can infuse spare ribs with lots of flavor while allowing the steam from the onions and cola to keep the ribs nice and moist while they smoke.

Ingredients

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  • 1 rack of spare ribs
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 2– liter bottle of cheap cola
  • 34 medium yellow onions
  • 1618 cloves of garlic
  • Jeff’s rub
  • Jeff’s sauce

Instructions

Prepare Ribs For Smoking

  1. Rinse ribs under cool water
  2. Remove any large areas of fat on meaty side of ribs
  3. Flip the ribs over and remove the membrane from the bone side
  4. Wet the ribs with apple cider vinegar
  5. Apply a generous coat of Jeff’s rub to the bone side
  6. Turn the ribs over and apply the vinegar and rub to the meaty side
  7. Cut the rack of ribs in half
  8. Slice two onions into ¼ inch slices and separate the rings
  9. Place the rings and 8-10 garlic cloves in a large foil pan
  10. Pour enough cola to fill the pan to about ½ full
  11. Lay one of the rib halves on top of the onions and garlic
  12. Prepare a 2nd pan in the same manner for the other half of the ribs
  13. Set up smoker to cook at about 250°F (121°C)
  14. Place the pan(s) of ribs onto the smoker grates
  15. Cook for 5-6 hours or until they ribs are as tender as you like them or about 195°F (91°C).

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