Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs

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Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 500grams of pork spare ribs
  • 1 x bottle of your favourite shop bought sauce or home made using Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, Olive Oil and brown or Demerara Sugar
  • 2x tsps of pork or beef gravy granules or 2x stock cubes of either one
  • 1x tsp black peppercorns
  • 1x tsp Coriander seeds
  • Dry chillies if required


  • Buy ribs on a rack if possible and cut into pieces of 4 or 5 ribs (I marinade in the fridge for 24 hours though probably not essential)
  • Place all the ingredients into the Slow Cooker (holding some Bbq sauce back for basting later) cover with water and cook on low for 4-6 hours
  • Heat oven, grill or bbq and remove ribs from the slow cooker patting gently dry
  • Cover ribs with the remaining sauce and cook for a further 15/20 minutes on your method of choice just to crisp them up a bit.


  • I originally cooked the ribs in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low but they literally fell apart when removing them . You may want to 'tweak' the cooking time to reflect your own tastes

11 thoughts on “Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs”

  1. These pork spare ribs are the best I have ever had… we have these once a fortnight and they are such a big hit when I have get togethers with family and friends… thank you to the person who cane up with this recipe. ..

  2. Re the sauce…I make a recipe similar to this and I have equal quantities of all the sauce ingredients…usually 1/4 cup of each as only two in the household.

  3. Made these with Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar Sauce, and used pork rashers instead of ribs. While the sauce was not to my liking, hubby loved it. Pork nice and tender. Will definitely make again, using other sauce combinations.

  4. Made this tonight and the fussy family gave it the thumbs up, served with rice and steamed vegetables… thanks for the recipe!

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