Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
6 hr 30 min
Active:
20 min
Level:
None

Nutrition Info

Ingredients

Cola Barbecue Sauce:
Memphis Shake:

Directions

Special equipment: 3 cups wood chips, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes and drained

1. Rub ribs all over with Memphis Shake. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. Soak wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

2. Soak 3 cups hardwood chips in water for 30 minutes or up to one day. Build a charcoal fire on an outdoor grill to medium heat. Place a pan, half-filled with water, under cooler side grill grate. Open bottom vents grill. 

3. Place ribs over drip pan. Drain wood chips and place half directly over hot coals. Rotate lid so vent holes are directly over ribs. Add about 1 cup hardwood charcoals to fire about every hour during cooking time to maintain a medium to medium-low fire (a temperature about 250 degrees F to 275 degrees F is ideal). Cook until meat is reddish brown and pulls back from bones, about 3 hours. Baste ribs with barbecue sauce and cook over direct heat until lightly glazed. Cut racks into ribs and serve with extra sauce on side.

Cola Barbecue Sauce:

1. Rub ribs all over with Memphis Shake. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. Soak wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling.

2. Soak 3 cups hardwood chips in water for 30 minutes or up to one day. Build a charcoal fire on an outdoor grill to medium heat. Place a pan, half-filled with water, under cooler side grill grate. Open bottom vents grill. 

3. Place ribs over drip pan. Drain wood chips and place half directly over hot coals. Rotate lid so vent holes are directly over ribs. Add about 1 cup hardwood charcoals to fire about every hour during cooking time to maintain a medium to medium-low fire (a temperature about 250 degrees F to 275 degrees F is ideal). Cook until meat is reddish brown and pulls back from bones, about 3 hours. Baste ribs with barbecue sauce and cook over direct heat until lightly glazed. Cut racks into ribs and serve with extra sauce on side

Memphis Shake:

Whisk paprika, brown sugar, oregano, garlic, ancho powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and celery salt in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 months.

Cook's Note

If you like your ribs dry, skip the sauce or simply serve it on the side. For this recipe, we prefer Mexican oregano. It's stronger than Italian oregano, so it can hold its own with the other assertive flavors in this sauce.

More from:

Have a Backyard BBQ

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Neely's Wet BBQ Ribs

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Skillet Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Backyard BBQ'd Spareribs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Backyard Baby Back Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Bbq'd Game Hen

Recipe courtesy of Tennessee Air National Guardsmen

Sylvia's Spareribs

Recipe courtesy of B. Smith

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.