Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs


February 17, 2016

Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs 5 0 5 3
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 10 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: serves 2 in our house with a nice green salad


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


1Buy 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)

2Place 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

3Heat oven, grill or bbq and remove ribs from the slow cooker patting gently dry

4Cover 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.


1I 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

Submitted by Netty's Girl


11 Reviews

I personally don’t add water to my ribs but yes that it what Netty has said for her recipe 🙂


February 4, 2022

Just confirming, we cover the whole marinade ribs with water?


July 6, 2017

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


July 3, 2017

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.

Charmaine Hogan

July 1, 2017

Would like to know the ratios of a home made sauce please

You don’t need to add any water
Just as recipe states is all you need 🙂


June 28, 2017

With the water, do i put water in the slow cooker over the ribs & how much please


May 18, 2017

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.


October 2, 2016

A recipe i will definitely have to try. What are the ratios for homemade sauce?


June 8, 2016

How much water are we covering them with


May 27, 2016

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. ..

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