Secret To Tender Oven Baked Dr. Pepper Ribs

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Oven baked Dr. Pepper ribs will blow you away with how easy they are and the touch of sweet, cherry flavored sauce that is addictive right from the oven.

Dr. Pepper ribs

Calling all rib lovers! Get ready to sink your teeth into the most finger-licking dish you’ve ever tasted. A recipe for oven-baked Dr. Pepper ribs is about to revolutionize your cooking game. Imagine tender, juicy ribs with a sticky, caramelized glaze that will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths.

Cooking these ribs is like embarking on a flavor adventure. The combination of smoky barbecue flavors and the subtle sweetness of Dr. Pepper creates a mouthwatering taste sensation that will have your taste buds singing with joy. And the best part? The recipe is surprisingly simple, even for those who are new to rib-making.

Prepare to impress your family with perfectly cooked, fall-off-the-bone ribs. So, fire up your ovens and let’s dive into the deliciousness of our oven-baked Dr. Pepper ribs recipe.

Get ready for a flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more.

How To Make Dr. Pepper Ribs

Ingredients needed

  • Full rack of ribs (I used baby backs)
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Butter
  • Spice rib seasonings (listed below)
  • Aluminum foil
Dr. Pepper ribs

Making the Dr. Pepper ribs in the oven

  1. To start, take the ribs out for about an hour before cooking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 275F.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the rib spice rub. Then, remove the ribs from the package and pat them dry. Generously cover the ribs with the rub and pat it onto the rack.
  4. Now, if you have a wire rack pan use that but if not you can use a sheet pan. Place the ribs on the pan and bake for 2 hours.
  5. While, the ribs are baking make the sauce.
  6. At 2 hours, remove the ribs from the oven. Lay out aluminum foil large enough to wrap the ribs in. In the middle add butter and a line of bbq sauce the length the the ribs. Lay the ribs meat side down. Then, spread a line of sauce on the bone area of the rib rack. Carefully wrap the ribs and seal them into the aluminum foil.
  7. Place the ribs back in the oven and bake for another 2 hours.
  8. Next, when the time is up remove the ribs from the oven. Carefully drain any of the juices from the aluminum foil or you can remove the ribs and place on a clean sheet pan. But why waste dishes?
  9. Brush the underside of the ribs with the bbq sauce. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered. Next, flip the ribs to the meat side up and brush with barbecue sauce. Place back in the oven and bake for a final 20 minutes.
  10. Allow the ribs to rest a bit before serving and slicing. Serve with a side of the sauce for dipping.

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Dr. Pepper ribs

Dr. Pepper Ribs

Oven baked Dr. Pepper ribs will blow you away with how easy they are and the touch of sweet, cherry flavored sauce that is addictive right from the oven.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 serving

Equipment

  • Oven Wire Rack
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients
 

  • 1 rack baby back or St. Louis cut ribs

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup Plain barbecue sauce (no special flavors )
  • 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper

Spice rub

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • To start, take the ribs out for about an hour before cooking.
  • Preheat the oven to 275℉
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the rib spice rub. Then, remove the ribs from the package and pat them dry. Generously cover the ribs with the rub and pat it onto the rack.
  • Now, if you have a wire rack pan use that but if not you can use a sheet pan. Place the ribs on the pan and bake for 2 hours.
  • While, the ribs are baking make the sauce.
  • At 2 hours, remove the ribs from the oven. Lay out aluminum foil large enough to wrap the ribs in. In the middle add butter and a line of bbq sauce the length the the ribs. Lay the ribs meat side down. Then, spread a line of sauce on the bone area of the rib rack. Carefully wrap the ribs and seal them into the aluminum foil.
  • Place the ribs back in the oven and bake for another 2 hours.
  • Next, when the time is up remove the ribs from the oven. Carefully drain any of the juices from the aluminum foil or you can remove the ribs and place on a clean sheet pan. But why waste dishes?
  • Brush the underside of the ribs with the bbq sauce. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered. Next, flip the ribs to the meat side up and brush with barbecue sauce. Place back in the oven and bake for a final 20 minutes.
  • Allow the ribs to rest a bit before serving and slicing. Serve with a side of the sauce for dipping.
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