Spare Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Our Spare Ribs with homemade BBQ sauce makes an inexpensive and full of flavour meal.

Spare Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Our recipe for Spare Ribs with homemade BBQ sauce makes the perfect meal to enjoy over a leisurely lunch. Pork ribs are inexpensive and full of flavour, and once cooked, will have your mouth watering.

Serves: Three

Time:  Two and a half hours.


  • 2 pork spare ribs, 500g each
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • coarse salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper



Preheat oven to 200°C. Season ribs with chilli powder, salt, and pepper. Stack slabs on a double layer of foil and wrap tightly. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook until meat is fork-tender – about one and half to two hours. Meanwhile, make the BBQ sauce. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for three minutes, or until soft. Add the tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thick – about five minutes. Set aside. Heat grills to medium-high and lightly oil the surface. Carefully remove ribs from foil, pouring off any accumulated liquid. Brush ribs generously with sauce and grill until charred – about two minutes per side. Serve with extra sauce, if desired.


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    27th Mar 2015
    2 pork ribs serves 3? Go for 3 pork ribs and have a proper meal... the 500grams is mainly bone...
    27th Mar 2015
    Sounds great !! And I agree with David B three would be better as not much meat on them at all !! But the sauce sounds nice !
    9th Apr 2015
    Don't know why they are called "spare" ribs. The pig needed every one of them, a lot more than you did.

    15th Sep 2016
    I super love this Ribs recipe. My family loves eating bbq and when I cooked this one they went crazy because its definitely delicious. Unlike the recipes that I followed from Buyessay testimonials which are not delicious and tasty at all.

    23rd Mar 2017
    This would go well in an Air Fryer...might give it a try!!

    18th Nov 2017
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    18th May 2018
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