BBQ pork ribs

BBQ pork ribs




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 3 racks pork ribs


Combine the olive oil, barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco in a shallow dish or baking tray.
Place pork ribs into the marinade and coat. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 4-6 hours, preferably overnight.

Heat oven to 220°C fan-forced. Place the ribs onto a wire rack with a tray underneath and bake for 1 hour. You can baste the ribs with the marinade every 15 minutes if you want additional flavour.

If you are cooking these in the barbecue, heat the barbeque with the hood closed and bake on a wire rack in the barbecue until the ribs are browned and cooked through.

You can use the rest of the marinade as a pour-over sauce as long as you bring it to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Do NOT use it without heating it as the raw pork has been sitting in it and you will risk contamination.

Serve with salad and baked potatoes.

Serving Suggestions


  • If you don't like it spicy, or these are for the kids, you can leave out the Tabasco.
  • I like to allot 6-8 ribs per person when I am cooking these.
  • Make sure you have plenty of serviettes when serving – ribs are messy work!
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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