Smoked Dr. Pepper Ribs

Smoked Dr. Pepper Ribs

Category Pork
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours

Flavorful, fall-off-the-bone ribs are always a crowd favorite. These Smoked Dr. Pepper Ribs are no exception. Made with a mix of Dr. Pepper and barbecue sauce, these ribs are packed with sweet and smoky flavor. Serve them up for a quick game day dish or an easy dinner for anytime!

Pit Boss Kitchen


  • Aluminum Foil
  • 2 racks Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Stick Butter, Melted
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 12 oz Dr. Pepper Soda
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Mustard

Special Tools

  • Glass Measuring Cup
  • Metal Sheet Tray


  1. Fire up your Pit Boss Platinum Series Lockhart and preheat grill to 225°F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for low, indirect heat.
  1. After the grill comes to temp, place the ribs directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and smoke for 2 hours.
  1. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together butter, brown sugar, and 8 ounces of Dr. Pepper.
  1. Pour half of the mixture on a foil-lined sheet tray.
  1. Place ribs, meat-side down, on top of the mixture, then pour remaining mixture on the bone-side. Tent the sheet tray with foil, then return to the grill for another 2 hours.
  1. Remove ribs from liquid and set meat-side up directly on the grill grate.
  1. Whisk together BBQ sauce and 4 ounces of Dr. Pepper, then brush half of the sauce all over the ribs.
  1. Increase temperature to 275°F and cook an additional 30 to 60 minutes until ribs are tender, and meat pulls away from the bones.
  1. Place ribs on a sheet tray, allow to rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve with remaining BBQ sauce.