As my kids get older, they are becoming more and more open to trying new foods. At a friends' house recently for dinner, my kids tried ribs for the first time and loved them. Of course, the fact that they were sweet helped entice them. I looked for a similar recipe and came across this amazing recipe from Joy of Kosher. I like to use a cola that uses sugar, and not high fructose corn syrup, something like Boylan's.
Sticky Cola Short Ribs
(recipe and image from Joy of Kosher)
1 top rib roast (ask your butcher to cut the roast in half horizontally so that you have two shorter racks of ribs – you can either keep them as a rack or cut them up individually)
3/4 cup apricot jam
2 Tbl balsamic vinegar
1 cup coca cola
2 tbl tomato soup mix
4 Tbls onion soup mix
1 bird eye chilli chopped (optional)
1 tsp crushed garlic (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine all of the above ingredients and pour over ribs.
Roast covered for 1 hour then remove cover, reduce the heat to 300 and allow to roast for a further 1 hour. Keep basting them during the last hour. If they aren’t smoked then you will need to cook them for an additional hour. Smoking speeds up the cooking process.
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