Barbecue ribs

The sweet and spicy flavours in this recipe really complement the pork.

Preparation: 10 min | cooking: | 3 hr 10 min | serves 4


15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil

½ onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 green chilli, minced

750 ml (3 cups) tomato sauce

250 ml (1 cup) dark brown sugar

250 ml (1 cup) apple cider


125 ml (½ cup) apple juice

125 ml (½ cup) honey

15 ml (1 tbsp) Worcestershire


salt and black pepper

2,5 ml (½ tsp) chilli flakes

1,5 kg pork ribs


  • Preheat oven to 180 ℃ .
  • In a large saucepan, add oil and sauté the onion, garlic and chilli over a medium-high heat until soft.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, apple juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Put the ribs on a baking sheet, cover with foil and roast in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Remove the foil and start basting the ribs.
  • Return to the oven and cook for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and tuck in!


  • You can also boil the ribs: Put them in a pot, cover with water and boil for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the water and grill in the oven for about 30 minutes, turning and basting until brown.

Return to Recipe page