Beer-braised short ribs

The best ribs recipes

Discover mouthwatering new ways to cook ribs to tender perfection. Our recipes for spare ribs, short ribs and baby back ribs are ideal for a barbecue or party.

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.

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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.

Slow cooker ribs

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.

Baby back ribs with Carolina baste

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.

Spicy pork ribs

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.

Asian short ribs with herb salad

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.

Sticky jerk & brown sugar ribs with pineapple rice

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.

BBQ beef short ribs with green apple salsa & 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.

Stickiest ever BBQ ribs with chive dip

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. 

Mexican-style chilli ribs

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