BBQ Pork Ribs

At BBQ Tips, Ribs are always a winner, which is why this week we have chosen it as our recipe of the week. Ribs come in a few different meat types; pork, beef, lamb, and venison. This time we have chosen to go with BBQ pork ribs for our recipe.

Let’s not try and hide the fact ribs can be very messy so don’t forget a tissue or two to clean up afterwards, but we know the mess is definitely worth it! You can have ribs as a main or a side, it totally depends on the portion size!

Ribs are supposed to fall off the bone and be tender, so if you are not sure if your ribs are ready to come off the barbecue, make sure you’re able to cut into it without using too much force.


2 racks of pork ribs

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

4 cloves of garlic

1 & a half onions

Worcestershire sauce

Hot sauce

400ml Chicken stock

2 tablespoons of sugar

Fresh herbs, rosemary, bay leaves, thyme & sage.

BBQ sauce

Serves: 4

Prep time: 2 hours 5 mins 

Cook time: 10-15 mins 


  1. Place your ribs into a tray big enough to pack your ingredients around the ribs so it’s all snug in the cooker. You want all the flavours to stay close to the ribs when they cook, this is helped by covering the tray in tin foil.
  2. Drizzle some olive oil onto the ribs then sprinkle some salt and pepper too. Rub altogether so that the whole rib is covered.
  3. Crush 4 cloves of garlic and place them into the tray.
  4. Cut 1 and a half onions crudely and place them into the tray. You can keep the peel of the onion on, we are only adding these for that extra bit of taste when cooking, however, this is completely up to you.
  5. Drizzle some Worcestershire and hot sauce onto the ribs. The measurements for these are up for your own interpretation. We like ours quite rich and hot so we did add more than a usual portion would recommend!
  6. Add your 400ml of chicken stock to the tray
  7. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar, this can be white or brown sugar.
  8. Place your fresh herbs into the tray; we like to use rosemary, bay leaves, thyme, and sage.
  9. Cover the tray with tin foil and place into the oven at 170 degrees for 2 hours
  10. Once the two hours are up, place the ribs onto the barbecue, the remaining contents of the tray are not needed here.
  11. Let them cook for 10-15 minutes and whilst they are cooking, with a brush, smother them in your BBQ sauce, this will make them tasty and will also caramelize the ribs as they continue to cook.
  12. Job done! Your BBQ pork ribs are ready! Plate them up and watch them fall of the bone!

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