Fanta-Infused Pork Ribs

It turns out that Fanta serves a much greater purpose than just a soft drink. It can also be used in a marinade for ribs. Fanta makes the pork ribs sweet and sticky, which ticks all the boxes!


  • 1.5kg American-style pork ribs
  • 3 cups FANTA Orange
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Place ribs in a large saucepan, cut to fit in the pan. 
  2. Add FANTA Orange, tomato paste, garlic, bay leaf and just enough water to fully cover ribs. 
  3. Bring to the boil over high heat. 
  4. Reduce heat and let the cooking liquid simmer, cover the ribs for 50 minutes (or until pork is tender) and drain. 
  5. Transfer cooking liquid to a large, deep frying pan. 
  6. Bring to the boil over high heat. Boil for 35 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  7. Baste ribs with reduced sauce.
  8. Preheat barbecue or chargrill on medium-high. Barbecue ribs, brushing with glaze and turning halfway through, for 10-15 minutes or until lightly charred and sticky.