Cook this budget-friendly cut of meat with our top-rated recipes for ribs – such as the beer-braised short ribs pictured above. Whether you opt for sizzling spare ribs, sticky baby back ribs, crowd-pleasing sharing platters or a sophisticated dinner party plate, we have dishes to suit.
For more ideas, including sides and desserts, see our barbecue collection.
Slow cooker ribs
Use a slow cooker and you’ll understand a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘melt in the mouth’ – these ribs practically fall off the bone. Once they’re tender, finish off in the oven or on the barbecue to crisp up the edges – cooking over the coals will also lend a smoky flavour to finish.
Baby back ribs with Carolina baste
The marinade for this American-inspired pork rib recipe is a perfect balance of sharp and sweet, with an extra kick of fiery heat from yellow mustard and hot chilli sauce. Serve alongside a sweet & sour rainbow slaw and bread & butter pickles (homemade sliced gherkins) for a gorgeous barbecue meal.
Spicy pork ribs
Some like it hot! We’ve flavoured pork ribs with ginger, chilli, garlic and XO, a delicious, spicy seafood sauce. The result are ribs that are literally dripping with flavour – you’ll want to supply serviettes to your guests to enjoy this one.
Asian short ribs with herb salad
Beef short ribs are given the pressure cooker treatment in this Asian-inspired dish that’s special enough to serve at any dinner party. The sauce is simply divine – a rich blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce and chicken stock flavoured with ginger, onion, garlic and star anise.
Sticky jerk & brown sugar ribs with pineapple rice
If you like jerk chicken, you’ll love this Caribbean-inspired dish of sticky pork rib racks cooked in a fruity, jerk seasoned sauce. Once they’re tender and sticky, serve atop a bed of basmati rice studded with chunky of juicy pineapple.
BBQ beef short ribs with green apple salsa & fries
These short ribs are cooked in a sweet, sticky barbecue sauce with a dash of bourbon for extra depth of flavour. They’re ideal served with a chunky green apple salsa and skinny, crispy fries.
Stickiest ever BBQ ribs with chive dip
These super-sticky ribs are roasted in cola for a sweet flavour, then marinated with a syrupy sauce before barbecuing (or roasting). When you’re ready to serve, the creamy chive dip makes for the perfect accompaniment for dipping.
Mexican-style chilli ribs
This Mexican-inspired meat dish has lots of layers of flavour. We’ve given these pork spare ribs a generous dry rub with cumin, paprika, coriander and oregano, before brushing with a moreish chipotle glaze and cooking over coals.
More rib recipes & ideas
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