Cherry Cola Glazed Pork Ribs

May 2022


  • 2 racks of ribs
  • 4 (12-ounce) cans cherry cola
  • 2 cups cherry jam
  • 1/3 cups Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup coy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce


Remove silver skin from underside of ribs, if desired. Salt and pepper ribs. Boil cherry cola in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until reduced to 1 ½ cups, about 45 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Makes about 2 cups of glaze.

Place ribs onto smoker rack. Do not stack directly on top of each other. Fill the smoker pan with wood chips and bring to 270 F. Smoke for one hour. Brush the ribs with the glaze and continue doing so every 30 to 45 minutes until the meat is no longer pink and begins to shrink back from the bones, 3 to 4 hours. Brush the sauce on the ribs for the last time 30 minutes before the ribs are ready to be taken off the smoker. Once the ribs are done, wrap them in aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes to allow juices to reabsorb into the meat and make the ribs moist.