This is a prelude post to the Walmart 10 calorie Sunkist soda post coming up next week. This time I used 10 calorie Dr. Pepper to make these Cola Braised Short Ribs. I grabbed a bottle of the Dr. Pepper and the Orange Soda when I was shopping. I have used cola before for cooking. So, these cola braised short ribs were not a stretch for a recipe idea.
The twist of this post is using a 10 calorie Dr. Pepper soda. I have always loved Dr. Pepper so this was fun for me. I love the flavor of cherry and I knew it would work well with beef. I love short ribs when cooked right. So I thought this would be a perfect combination. I was right. Truly the best thing about this recipe was the sauce. So simple but the sweetness from The 10 Calorie Dr. Pepper and the tanginess from the Chili sauce made the perfect combination to create these 10 Calorie Dr. Pepper Short Ribs.
Ingredients (adapted from Mrfood.com):
In a small bowl, combine all the seasoning ingredients. Pour the mixture over the ribs and massage it in with your hands. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the ribs to the pot once the oil is smoking. Brown the ribs on all sides.
When completed, pour off the excess liquid. Next, combine the chili sauce and 10 Calorie Dr. Pepper in a bowl.
Pour the cola mixture into your dutch oven. I added a little more Dr. Pepper. You do not want the liquid to be covering the ribs.
Reduce temperature to medium low and cover the pot. At this temperature it will take 2-1/2 to 3 hours to cook. Flip the ribs a couple of times during the cooking process so that all sides can be basted by the marinating liquid. When complete, let the ribs sit for a few minutes before serving. Be sure to capture the sauce/gravy in the pot. Put it into a gravy bowl and pour over the ribs when ready to eat.