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big red soda rib glaze

Big Red BBQ Rib Glaze

  • Author: Jess Pryles



1 x 20oz bottle of Big Red soda

1 cup ketchup

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp salt

2 tbsp cherry jam

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Pour Big Red into a small saucepan, and place over low/medium heat to reduce. You want to get the soda down to a syrup, reducing by nearly 6 times. The final amount left in your pan when properly reduced should be approx 1/2 cup.
  2. In another pan, combine all other ingredients over low heat and mix well. Add in reduced Big Red syrup and allow mixture to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Cool slightly, then apply to ribs 15-20 minutes before end of cook time, allowing glaze to set and gel before serving.
  4. Store in airtight glass jar for up to one week in the refrigerator.