Sticky glazed ribs

Sticky glazed ribs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins


Serves 4

Treat your guests to these gloriously sticky ribs for a finger-licking lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal604
  • fat32g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre0g
  • protein48g
  • salt4.43g


  • 2kg spare ribs, cut into individual ribs
  • 2 tbsp barbecue spice mix

For the glaze

  • 150g tomato ketchup
  • 140g chilli ketchup
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 140g runny honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tbsp bourbon whiskey


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/ gas 3. Place the ribs in a large bowl, then toss with the spice mix so they’re covered all over. Place a wire rack in a roasting pan and arrange the ribs in a layer, then cook for 1 hour, until browned and tender.

  2. Meanwhile, to make the glaze, place the ketchups, soy sauce, honey, teriyaki and whiskey, if using, into a pan, stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer for 5 mins until thickened and sticky, then remove from the heat.

  3. When the ribs are done, remove from the oven and increase the heat to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Using a pair of tongs, dip each rib in the glaze, then return to the rack. Place back in the oven and cook for 10 mins. Remove from oven, dip into the glaze again, then return to the oven for another 10-12 mins until sticky. Serve hot with the autumn slaw (see below), chips if you want, and a big pile of napkins.

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14th May, 2014
This recipe is great to start with if you are just getting in to cooking,not too much prep and easy to follow instructions.
29th Oct, 2011
these are much nicer if you boil the ribs first then put the marinade in a bag and add the ribs overnight. i actually make them to this point then freeze them for when i want to use them as you can buy bulk ribs from the butcher and i make 5 or 6 lots!
10th Oct, 2011
Cooked this for myself and husband and enjoyed so much so i decided to cook as a starter for a dinner party and went down a treat with them! Amazing recipe! Also when I cooked for the first time I bought my ribs from the supermarket! Don't! You don't get any meat on them! I definitely advise to buy from the butchers!
1st Jul, 2018
Hi, what would be a portion in this recipe? Thanks Steve
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4th Jul, 2018
Thanks for your question. If you divide the finished dish by 4, that'll give you a portion. It works out as 500g ribs each.
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