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Cola Braised BBQ Pork


I love BBQ pork.  But on a week night who has the time to tend to a pit for hours on end.  This recipe will get you close to that BBQ flavor you crave with a lot less of the work and time.  The secret, as they say, is in the sauce.  I make my own cola BBQ sauce that just makes this recipe that much better.  For the pork in this recipe I use country style pork ribs cut from a Boston Butt pork roast.  These really are not country style ribs but that is the way markets have chosen to label them.


 3lbs Country Style Butt Pork Ribs

Dry Rub

Liquid Smoke

1/2 cola of choice


Lay pork onto sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.   Season liberally with dry rub and sprinkle with liquid smoke.  Bring both ends of aluminum foil to top and roll down.  Then roll in the sides to seal package and store in refrigerator over night.   The next day add 1/2 cup of cola by unrolling one of the ends and pouring in then reseal and rock package back and forth to evenly distribute cola.  Place in 250 degree oven for 3 hours.  Remove package from oven and carefully unroll one end and drain liquid from package.  Place entire pack onto cookie sheet and open fully.  Coat with BBQ sauce and place under broiler.  Add additional coats of sauce every few minutes till desired coverage is achieved.  Remove to cutting board and either pull or chop pork.

Cola BBQ Sauce


1 tbl butter

1/4 cup minced onion

1 garlic clove minced

3/4 cup cola

3/4 cup ketchup

2 tbl lemon juice

2 tbl Worcestershire

2 tbl Steak Sauce

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


Sweat onion and garlic in butter until onion is clear.  Add cola and bring to a slow boil.  Add all other ingredients and simmer until consistency will coat the back of a spoon about 10 minutes.  Sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week.

I served it up on a hamburger bun with a little more sauce and sliced apples but coleslaw tastes great too. Add some baked beans and pasta salad and you have a BBQ meal with a lot less work.


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