Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

Sticky ribs with roast potato salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

When the kids have friends over, this stack of ribs and spuds is a cheap, crowd-pleasing, prepare-ahead option

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
444
protein
23g
carbs
52g
fat
17g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
21g
salt
0.51g

Ingredients

  • 3 racks pork spare ribs, or about 1½ kg/3lb 5oz single pork spare ribs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 300ml tomato passata
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 150ml cider, white or red wine vinegar
  • 125g dark muscovado sugar

For the potatoes

  • 1½ kg new potatoes, skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 rosemary sprigs, finely chopped, or a pinch of mixed dried herbs
  • 2 tbsp white or red wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Put the ribs in a roasting tin in a single layer and just cover with water. Cover with foil and cook for 1½ hrs. Drain well. If you are not finishing these straight away, cover and chill until ready to cook.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onion in the oil in a pan until soft. Add the garlic, smoked paprika and chilli powder and fry for 1 min. Add the passata, purée, vinegar and sugar and bring everything to a simmer. Cook for 10 mins. If you are not using this sauce straight away, cool and chill.
  3. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Brush the ribs all over with the sauce and lay on a baking sheet. Mix the potatoes with the oil, rosemary and seasoning in a large roasting tin. Roast for 40 mins on a middle shelf, with the ribs on the shelf above. Turn the ribs and potatoes halfway, until both are nicely browned all over. Tip the potatoes into a large bowl sprinkle with the vinegar and serve hot, warm or cold. Slice the ribs to serve and put any extra sauce into bowls for dipping.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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okocha's picture
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I only cooked the ribs as part of a different meal. I used red wine vinegar and though I only put in 100mls I found that the sauce was far too tart. After adding a lot more sugar and a tablespoon of honey it was better but still made you suck your cheeks in. If I made this again I would only add about 30ml of vinegar and adjust the water added as necessary.

lizleicester's picture
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Delicious ribs and tasty potatoes. Ate outside and all enjoyed being able to pick what they wanted.

gillyflower12's picture

I have no problem with this recipe. Great!

liezeldutoit's picture
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Delicious, but would have liked more of a bite, which makes the difference between a 4 and 5

lizleicester's picture
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These were delicious. I added a bit of stock to the passata but otherwise followed the recipe. The result was great which was good, because I thought it was quite labour intensive for something that is easy to buy frozen...

hellyblue's picture
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Loved this, easy to make and will definitely be repeated in this house!

kiriko's picture
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Lip smackin'!!!
Everyone should try these

vishal2206's picture
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very good

josie9's picture
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would make again but would cut down on the vinegar as quite overpowering and add extra garlic

rachelmundy's picture
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Made this as a treat for my husband, he absolutely loved it! Very easy to make, I added hot chilli powder for some heat and some lemon juice as the marinade was quite sweet. Will definitely make again.

a427047's picture
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Sorry meant to rate this recipe for the comment above!

a427047's picture
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Great recipe for a weekend supper. I used Bacon Ribs and couldn't get smoked paprika, so just used regular paprika. Served it with the potatoes and a green salad and a homemade salsa. Gorgeous!!! Not a disaster at all, quite the opposite!

susie2ctv's picture

I followed the recipe - unusual for me but this time I did. Unfortunately I can honestly say it was an unmitigated disaster! Truly horrible. Has anybody else tried this recipe? If so I hope it turned out better for you total wast of time and money!!

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