Sticky pork ribs 

IngredientsDifficulty 2

  • 1 kg pork spare ribs
  • 2 tbsp oil

Spice rub

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves


  • 120g rice malt syrup
  • 250ml red wine vinegar
  • 125ml bourbon
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • green parts of 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped


  1. Mix the dry rub ingredients and rub the mixture into the meat of the ribs. Set aside in the fridge for a couple of hours to marinate.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  3. Fry your ribs in oil over a high heat for a 3 minutes on each side until sealed.
  4. Mix the marinade ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer over a low heat for 15min until it has reduced to a thick sauce.
  5. Pour the hot marinate over the ribs, cover with foil and cook in the oven for 1 1.5 hours, turning occasionally. Ideally, the meat will fall off the bone.


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