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Cola and Jam Spareribs

Katerina | Diethood
Cola and Jam Spareribs
Servings : 4 Servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1/3- cup apricot jam
  • 1/3- cup orange juice
  • 1 whole lemon , juiced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 rack (about 3-pounds) spareribs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a small saucepan, combine apricot jam and orange juice and heat for 1 minute, or until mixture starts to simmer.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 1 minute.
  • Stir in lemon juice. Set aside.
  • In a small dish, combine chinese five-spice powder, ginger, salt and pepper; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Cut the rack of ribs in half.
  • Make a slash in between every 2 ribs. Do not cut through.
  • Rub the ribs with the spice mix and with the jam mixture.
  • At this point, you can place the ribs in a plastic bag and marinade for about 3 to 4 hours, or you can continue without marinading.
  • Place spareribs in a baking pan/dish. (You may need to use 2 baking pans if ribs are too large.)
  • Pour water around the ribs.
  • Bake for 45 minutes; remove from oven and baste the ribs. If bottom of baking dish is dry, add a little water.
  • Slide back into the oven and continue to roast for an additional 45 minutes, basting occasionally.
  • Remove from oven and pour Coca Cola around the ribs; put back into the oven and continue to roast for 30 minutes, basting them every 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Cut the ribs apart and serve.


Recipe adapted from Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 19


Calories: 505 kcal | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Protein: 18 g | Fat: 42 g | Saturated Fat: 18 g | Cholesterol: 94 mg | Sodium: 74 mg | Potassium: 314 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 40 IU | Vitamin C: 24.7 mg | Calcium: 29 mg | Iron: 2.2 mg | Net Carbs: 11 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American