Dr. Pepper Ribs

Check how to cook Dr. pepper ribs on a pellet grill.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 5 hours
Resting 10 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes


  • Z Grills Smoker Grill
  • cherry pellets


  • 1 rack Saint Louis Ribs
  • 1 L Dr. pepper soda
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar


  • Marinate in the fridge your ribs in the Dr. Pepper for 2 hours
  • Stovetop reduce 1 cup Dr. Pepper with 1/8 cup Brown sugar. Reduce on low simmer for 20 min.
  • Remove the ribs and dry them off. Prepare for smoking.
  • Set your z grills to 250f.
  • Apply S&P&G to the Ribs. Front and Back
  • Once the pit has reached 250f add in the ribs and smoke for 2 hours straight without looking.
  • Once you hit the two hours spritz with Dr. Pepper
  • Spritz again hour 3 and 4.
  • Once 4.3 Hours is hit and when an internal temperature on the ribs reaches approximately 190 in between the bones, baste ribs well.
  • Pull ribs at 5 hours or when you hit an internal temp of around 200f.
  • Rest 10 minutes, slice and enjoy!


Smoke time 5 hours S at 250f or until an internal temperature of 200f in between the bones is reached.
Cost: $15
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, Grilled

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