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The Simple Skillet | Cherry Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs



Cherry Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Difficulty: Medium


Ribs are not on the "healthy" list, they are high in fat and saturated fat, and these have a high amount of sugar, so reserve them for special occasions. These are tender, juicy, delicious ribs great for a summer BBQ or any time of year. They take about 2 and a half hours to make, but are worth it.


3 pounds pork ribs, baby back

18 ounces cola

8 ounce black cherry preserves, jar

2 cups pomegranate juice

2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium

1 tablespoon garlic, bottled minced

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons vinegar, cider

1/3 cup Dijon mustard


Combine the juice and cola and let stand at room temperature for at least an hour to remove the carbonation. Cut each rack of ribs into 6 inch sections with about 5 or 6 ribs each. Season with salt if desired and wrap each section tightly in foil. Place the ribs on a baking sheet and bake in a 325 degrees oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes. While the ribs are cooking, make the sauce. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cola and juice and bring to a low boil. Allow the liquid to reduce by slightly more than half (about 25 minutes to 30 minutes). Mix in the Dijon, preserves, soy sauce, honey, vinegar and garlic. Bring to a low boil and simmer for about 10 minutes and remove from heat. Sauce will thicken as it cools. It makes approximately 2 cups of sauce. Remove the ribs from the oven, open the foil to cool for 10 minutes, making it easier to handle the ribs. Cut ribs into individual pieces. Coat with sauce and grill on an outdoor grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side until crisp and browned. Or, you can place them on a baking sheet and broil in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes until browned and crisp. Enjoy!


Per Serving About: 650 calories, 40 g fat, 15 g saturated fat, 28 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 480 mg sodium