I love playing around in the kitchen. Honestly, I would rather play around in a different kitchen…mine is insanely small! No matter though, I still manage to try new things. 

I celebrated getting my license yesterday with a trip to the commissary. While I was there I noticed that the ribs were really cheap and decided then and there that even though I had never made them before, ribs were on the menu for dinner.

Then came the fun part!

my scribbles

Lately I have been digging through the amazing website that is Pinterest and you would not believe the amount of recipes I’ve found. I have tried a couple and want to try more! (I can most definitely recommend the bacon wrapped chicken tenders for those who are also adventurous) If you haven’t become part of the “pinning” world yet, be sure to join and follow my boards

So after looking at a couple of ribs recipes I settled on one that is comfort food, or comfort “drink” in my case: Dr. Pepper ribs!

(I had to separate mine because of my tiny german oven)

I think it’s safe to say that I am an arrogant Texan and I will use any excuse to promote or consume Dr. Pepper. I haven’t gotten much chance to cook with Dr. Pepper but I have made a roast with it before and it was amazing! I figured this was the same idea so it must be attempted. 

my glazzzze

I am really not even a huge BBQ fan but for some reason the thought of these sticky, sweet, and spicy ribs made my mouth water all day. So I followed this recipe that I found on none other than a blog called The Homesick Texan and fell in love so I would like to share it with you! Now keep in mind that I am not a recipe follower so I like to substitute and add other things but this is the recipe taken from the blog:

Dr Pepper ribs

For the rub:
1/4 cup of salt
1/4 cup of black pepper
1/4 cup of brown sugar
4 teaspoons of mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne
2 teaspoons of chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon of allspice

For the glaze:
2 cups of Dr Pepper
1 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of mustard
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of molasses
2-4 teaspoons of chipotle powder

Two racks of St Louis ribs
1/4 cup of Dr Pepper

Coat the ribs with the rub, wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

Heat the oven to 300 degrees and bring the ribs to room temperature.

In a foil-lined large baking or roasting pan, arrange the ribs with the meat side up, pour in 1/4 cup of Dr Pepper, cover pan tightly with foil and place in the oven.

Meanwhile, place all the glaze ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes until thick and syrupy.

After an hour and a half, take the ribs out of the oven and spread some of the glaze on each side of the racks. Place back in the oven, meat side up and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, take out the ribs and spread more glaze over them and cook for 30 more minutes or until ribs are desired tenderness.

At this point, take the ribs out of the oven, spread more glaze on them and then cook each side under the broiler for four minutes.

They were amazing! My craving was completely satisfied! It was the perfect combination and I hope you try it! 

I didn’t have baked beans and I’m not a big coleslaw fan so I opted for a side of veggies!

Next culinary adventure: Dr. Pepper peanut brittle 

I <3 Dr. Pepper and that lone star state of mine!

*all made possible by my favorite Dr.

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