Oven baked ribs with Dr. Pepper bbq Sauce

Pork oven baked ribs with dr. pepper bbq sauce

Pork oven baked ribs
with dr. pepper bbq sauce

I was seriously  craving ribs on sunday,  and I wanted to try a great recipe I found on taste of home . Dr pepper bbq sauce. For some reason, I have not heard of it before. There something about ribs on a sunday, while watching football, reminds me of my childhood . {Ahhh takes me back.} This yummy bbq recipe was sooooo gooood. It definitely has a tangy sweet flavor to , which I love. But, it’s not to sweet. Give it a try.

Spoon sauce over ribs

Spoon sauce over ribs

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min.

Bake: 2-3/4 hours

Rib seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 -1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

3-4 pounds of pork ribs



1.Clean and dry ribs. Season  ribs with the first 6 ingredients .

2.Place ribs in a greased roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.  Drain ribs. Spoon Dr. pepper bbq sauce over ribs. Cover and bake for 1-1/2 hours. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer, basting once.

Overall Time:1 hr & 40 mins

Prep Time: 5 mins

Makes: 2-3 cups

Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce


1 cup minced onion

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper
1 can of crushed tomatoes, about 15 ounces
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup of brown sugar
salt & pepper

1 Heat the vegetable oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.

2 When the onions are just beginning to brown, add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Simmer for 30 minutes.

3 Pour the sauce into a blender or food processor and purée it until it is smooth. (Note that if you are using a blender, either work in batches, filling the blender no more than a third of the way at a time with the hot sauce, or slowly add the sauce while the blender is running on low speed.)

4 Put the sauce into a saucepan, bring to a simmer and continue to simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 hours.

The sauce will store for several weeks in the fridge.

Adapted from Taste of home And simply recipes

3 thoughts on “Oven baked ribs with Dr. Pepper bbq Sauce

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