• 500g baby back pork ribs
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • dash of hot sauce (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 160/140 fan/gas 3. Use a small sharp knife to remove any white membrane from the ribs, being careful not to cut the flesh, then put on a baking tray. Combine the cumin, paprika and cayenne in a small bowl with a big pinch of salt, then rub all over the ribs. Add 3 tbsp of water to the tray, cover tightly with foil and bake for 3 hrs until the meat is falling off the bone.

  • STEP 2

    When the ribs are nearly done, combine the remaining ingredients in a small pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 mins until combined and reduced slightly. Brush all over the ribs and bake again, uncovered for 10 mins until sticky. Serve straightaway.

Recipe tips

Use shop-bought BBQ sauce instead of making your own for even quicker prep time.
To cook on the BBQ, follow the instructions to the end of step 1, then baste with the sauce. Finish on a hot BBQ instead of returning to the oven for an extra smoky taste.

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