From Tom Christianson

I have tried a bunch of rib recipes including the famous Willingham’s World Championship Ribs and making my own BBQ sauce, but I keep coming back to this favorite recipe, which is simple and still tastes best for all the homemade ribs that we have found.

In a cooking bag add:

  • 3-4 racks of long beef or pork ribs (baby back pork ribs are the best)
  • 12 oz. of Coca-Cola (or beer)
  • 1 T. vinegar.

Marinate overnight with meat side down in the bag.

Make 5-6 holes in top of bag.  Bake at 325-350 for 2 hours, arranging racks side by side in pan.  Take out of bag and bake 20 minutes more at 325 on reverse side with BBQ sauce.  Turn and add BBQ sauce to other side, cooking for 20 more minutes.  We have found that Ken Davies and Bull’s Eye BBQ sauces mixed equally tastes like home-made sauce!   You can also finish them on the grill for added smokiness, but it really is not necessary with this recipe.

ALTERNATE VERSION FOR A BBQ/SMOKER-A friend of ours follows the low and slow smoking method, which is an all day deal, but worth the wait.  He uses a recipe similar to this one http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/rubs_pastes_marinades_and_brines/meatheads_memphis_dust.html  However, there is really no reason to wait all day tending a BBQ for the low and slow version.  We think you will find this quick and easy recipe above to be the equal of these all day mesquite smoked goodies.