I marinate and pre-bake my ribs to enhance flavor and tenderness.  Many barbecue purists would frown upon my technique but I feel that is produces the best finished product!  Ribs are an excellent meals for Labor Day and other holidays.  They pair well with baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, corn and a variety of other tasty side-items.  I marinate my ribs in the fridge the night before in a casserole dish that is tightly-covered with foil.  For my marinade, I drench my ribs in cola.  I then top by ribs with freshly-sliced onion, garlic, lemon and barbecue salt.  It’s simple but effective.  Sometimes I’ll toss on a little Moore’s Marinade too.  The reason for this process is to enhance tenderness and flavor.  Ultimately, the most important flavor of ribs will come from the smoker, during the post-bake smoke.  Enjoy and share with others too!

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