BBQ Sticky Spare Ribs

BBQ Sticky Spare Ribs

These sticky spare ribs are a great little dinner party starter. Cooking them first on the hob ensures they are succulent and the meat just falls off the bone. They can be prepared in advance, so when your guests arrive, you literally just need to pop them in the oven. Using shop bought BBQ sauce cuts down on prep time and your guests will never know!


  • 1kg pork spareribs
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 250ml gluten and wheat free BBQ sauce (I use Tesco Free From BBQ Sauce)


Serves: 4

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: American

Type: Starter


Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 120 mins

Place the ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover. Season with garlic granules, black pepper and salt. Bring water to the boil, and cook ribs on a low heat until tender – about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 170° C, Gas mark 3.

Remove ribs from the pot, and place them in a baking dish. Pour the BBQ sauce over ribs. Cover dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Half way through, turn the ribs over and continue cooking until fully cooked and sticky.

Serve on a bed of mixed leaves with plenty of serviettes!

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