BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

    1 hour

    This is a great way to cook ribs, get the flavour into them and soft inside, and then transfer to the BBQ to get the saucy, smoky outdoor flavour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Ribs
    • 3kg pork spare ribs
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    • Sauce
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) steak sauce
    • 3 tablespoons white wine
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 8 tablespoons (160ml) plum sauce
    • 1 cup (250ml) honey
    • 60ml molasses

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Ribs: Place ribs in a large saucepan, cover with water and add thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes.
    2. Remove from heat and either let stand until ready to barbecue or cook immediately.
    3. Sauce: Mix together the sauce ingredients and blend well. Remove ribs from liquid and brush both sides with the sauce.
    4. To Serve: If possible BBQ the ribs 15-20cm from the coals for 15-20 minutes or until brown and crisp. Basting frequently. Serve with remaining sauce.

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    Very tasty! I wish I would have thought of putting spice in the water while boiling ribs years ago! I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect!  -  10 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The sauce was excellent! To make my ribs more tender, I didn't boil them, I wrapped the ribs in foil sprayed lighty with "pam" and baked at 275-300F (depending on oven) for 3 1/2-4 hrs and then brushed the sauce on ribs broiling in oven (watching). Repeated this step 4 times. These ribs fell right off the bone. I sprinkled salt/pepper and garlic spice on ribs before wrapped in foil.  -  07 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was excellent! My family raved about them. Definitely a keeper.  -  28 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)