Coke or Dr. Pepper Baby Back Marinade?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fishawn, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Spent the weekend at the beach with some old buddies & one of them asked if I had ever marinated Baby Back ribs in Coke or Dr. Pepper overnight & them smoked, or grilled them?.....I have not, but he said it is his favorite way of doing them & some of the others atested to them being really good. Anyone done this? If so, is it that good, or even worth trying?
  2. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very good ? any body got a answer
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do not have an answer but it reminded me of a Rib BBQ Sauce recipe I saw about a week ago doing a Google search -

    • 2 cups Coca-Cola (or similar cola)
    • 2 cups ketchup
    • 1/2 cup white vinegar
    • 1/2 onion large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons salt
    • 3 tablespoons chili powder

    Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook slowly for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I have not done them but have eaten coke marinated ribs. They were good.
    Coke has high acid and sweet and should tenderise meat by breaking down the fibers.
    worth a try.
  5. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    I use root beer or cream soda for spraying down all pork that goes into my smoker.
  6. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm going to guess that you couldn't tell the difference with either of the dark sodas in a marinade. However, when using them as a glaze, I use Dr P because it has a cherry flavor that really comes out when heated. Works well in Beer Butt Chicken, for the same reason.
  7. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    thanks for the post FISHAWN....will have to try this.
  8. smokingnd

    smokingnd Smoke Blower

    I've heard of it but never done it, will be trying it on the next batch of ribs though.
  9. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    let us know how it shakes out, I have tried most kinds as a glaze but never a marinade.
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm going to thank you for that one Geek, my next rack of spares will be glazed with Dr. P. Have a good one my friend.
  11. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've tried Coke and it's good. My favorite is Ginger Ale.

  12. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    What he said it's a tenderizer.
    I've used it on Ducks from the Jimmy Robinson Duck recipe I posted.
    Done it for years on my ducks and it's terriffic. I use it with ribs now.

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