17 March 2010

BBQ Pork Ribs

So you might be thinking... Recently I've posted up a recipe for BBQ dry spice rub and a homemade BBQ sauce recipe, so what did I use it on ? Well... All to make this.. BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs. :)

You could use spare ribs for this recipe instead. For baby back ribs, the cooking time would be about ~1 1/2 hrs (thats for ribs that are tender and easy to pull apart), if you are using spare ribs then it will be about 2hrs. If you like your ribs to be 'falling apart' then add another 30 mins to the cooking time.

The ribs get the most out of the Dry Spice Rub if they are left to marinate in them for about 8-10 hrs, which mean you need to start the night before and just leave it in the fridge. If its a last minute thing, then try to let it marinate for at least 2hrs.

I don't own a Barbecue, so these ribs were cooked in an oven with a grill setting. If you own a barbecue, then bake the ribs in the oven first, then finish them off on top of the barbecue.

BBQ Pork Ribs

  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Prepare the ribs by removing the white membrane underneath the ribs.
  3. If you don't already have some ready, make the BBQ Sauce
  4. Make the BBQ Dry Spice Rub and sprinkle the rub generously on both sides of the pork rib slab. Make sure all the pork is covered in the spice rub. Leave the ribs to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, best if left overnight.
  5. Place pork ribs on a piece of foil and drizzle some olive oil over the ribs.
  6. Wrap the seasoned pork ribs in a foil packet. Make sure all sides are sealed.
  7. Place the wrapped pork on a baking sheet and into the preheated oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. (See notes above for baking times).
  8. Remove the pork ribs from the oven, and switch it to the grill setting.
  9. Carefully remove the pork ribs from the foil packet and place on your baking sheet.
  10. Warm up the BBQ sauce and liberally baste the bottom of your cooked pork ribs. Leaving the bottom side facing up
  11. Place your BBQ sauce glazed ribs into the oven and allow it to grill for 5-7 mins or until the BBQ sauce caramelizes.
  12. Flip the ribs over and baste the top of the ribs with the BBQ sauce
  13. Return the ribs to the oven and let the grill caramelize the BBQ sauce for another 5-7 mins
  14. Remove the pork ribs from the oven and allow it to rest before cutting.
  15. Baste the pork ribs with more warm BBQ sauce and serve any remaining as a condiment.
  16. Divide the rack into quarters (about 3-4 ribs a set) and serve warm.


  1. Look at that meat coming away from the bone! So soft and delicious :D

  2. Thanks Lorraine.. :) it actually did turn out pretty ok considering i finished it in an oven.

    P.S. I've added the 40 clove chicken onto my cooking list.. :)

  3. I agree with Lorraine, plus they look so charred and caramelly - mmmm!

  4. thanks mademoiselle .. we actually went out and got a charcoal bbq... and we are actually making more right now.. :)


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