Cherry Coke Baby Back Ribs
Food and Drink

Courtesy of Luke Brown (@cookinginthemidwest)

Cherry Coke Baby Back Ribs

"Cherry Coke Baby Back Ribs will be a huge hit at your next tailgate party or backyard barbecue gathering with friends and family."

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 4 ½ - 5 Hours Serves: 4



1 – 2 Racks of Baby Back ribs

4 TBSP of Mustard

½ Cup of BBQ Rub (Strawberry’s Grand Champion Rub) Bar-B-Que shake-on seasonings and BBQ sauces

½ Cup of BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce)

1 Can of Cherry Coke

8 TBSP of Butter

1 cup of Brown Sugar

4 TBSP of Honey

Bear Mountain BBQ Chef’s Choice Blend*


*Available exclusively at Walmart and online at


    1. Fill your hopper with Bear Mountain BBQ Chef’s Choice Signature Blend to give these ribs the perfect amount of big smoke flavor. These pellets are available exclusively at Walmart.
    2. Preheat smoker to 250F.
    3. Remove the membrane from the ribs and cover each rib on both sides with 2 TBSP of mustard, and about ¼ cup of rub per rib on each side.
    4.  Add ribs to the smoker and cook uncovered for 3 hours. After they’ve been smoking for 1 hour, start spraying them with Cherry Coke in a spray bottle about every 30 minutes for the remaining 2 hours.
    5. Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil. Add 4-5 pats of butter, a sprinkle of brown sugar, honey, and more BBQ rub to the foil. Add ribs to the foil meat side down, wrap them up tightly in the foil, and place them back on the smoker for 1 more hour meat side down.
    6. After an hour, remove ribs from the smoker and take out of the foil, brush on the BBQ sauce and place them back on the smoker without the foil for another 15-30 minutes to an hour for the BBQ sauce to tack up.
    7. Remove from smoker and enjoy!