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Barbecue Spare Ribs

This deliciously easy Barbecue Spare Ribs is the ultimate crowd pleaser
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1485kcal


  • 2 kg pork spare ribs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tins peeled plum tomatoes
  • 4 squirts liquid hickory smoke
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 50 g honey
  • 50 ml cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard powder
  • 30 ml bourbon


  • Pre-heat the oven to 160°C and place the spare ribs in a large roasting dish.
  • In a large saucepan heat up the olive oil, then add the onions and garlic. Cook on a gentle heat until the onions are turning translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes, cutting them up in the saucepan in a sophisticated fashion with a pair of scissors.
  • As you bring the sauce to the boil add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes, then pour the barbecue sauce over the spare ribs. Cover the baking dish loosely with foil and cook in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Remove the foil and turn the heat up to 180°C. Roast for a further hour until the meat can be pulled easily off the bone and the sauce has reduced a little.


Calories: 1485kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 119g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 400mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 1353mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5mg