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BBQ Pork Spare Ribs🍖

This pork ribs recipe with homemade bbq sauce is on the top of our list for how delicious it is. The sticky bbq sauce and fall-apart tender meat make you unable to stop wanting more!



- 2 to 2.5kg / 4 to 5lb pork ribs (2 racks) - 3/4 cup (185ml) sweet alcoholic apple cider (hard cider), or apple juice - 1 tbsp olive oil

Homemade BBQ sauce - 1/2 cup (125ml) apple cider vinegar - 1/3 cup brown sugar - 1 1/2 cups of ketchup - 2 tsp mustard powder - 1.5 tsp garlic powder - 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce - 1.5 tbsp molasses - 1 tsp salt - 1 tsp black pepper - 1 tsp Tabasco or cayenne pepper - 1/2 cup (125ml) water (or use remaining apple cider!)


  • Combine the Rub ingredients and rub onto both sides of the ribs (most on the meaty side). Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes (or overnight).

  • Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F (all oven types).

  • Place ribs on a tray in a single layer. Pour apple cider underneath the ribs, cover with foil then bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until the meat is pretty tender (Note 5).

  • Remove from oven, turn up to 180°C/350°F. Remove foil, drizzle with olive oil, then return ribs to oven for 15 minutes or until rub becomes nice and crusty.

  • Line a new tray with foil then baking/parchment paper (you'll thank me later).

  • Remove ribs from oven, transfer to the lined tray. Pour any juices from the tray over the ribs.

  • Flip ribs so the bonier side is up. Slather with Barbecue Sauce, then bake 10 minutes.

  • Remove from oven, then turn ribs over so the meaty side is up. Slather with Barbecue Sauce, bake 5 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 more times until you've got a thick glaze on the ribs.

  • Cut ribs into individual or multiple rib portions and serve with remaining Barbecue Sauce!


  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until thickened.

  • Adjust to taste: sweetness with brown sugar/honey, salt, and sour with vinegar. Use for glazing ribs and as a sauce for serving.

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