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Sticky ‘n’ sweet pork ribs recipe

This sticky and sweet pork ribs recipe is a great family lunch or easy dinner, and can be barbequed or baked. They are super tasty and easy to make. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder




  • 1 cup sweet chilli sauce
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • Few shakes of Tabasco sauce
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • Sprinkle of chilli flakes or half a red chilli, diced, seeds removed
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 4 racks of pork ribs



Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and then baste the racks of ribs. Marinate for at least one hour – overnight is even better.

Separate the ribs if baking, or if barbecuing slice between the ribs about 3/4 way through - this helps when pulling them apart to eat.

If baking in the oven, preheat to 220°C, cook for 30 minutes, then take it down to 150°C and cook for further 30 minutes (this ensures crispy outer layer).

If barbecuing, cook until crispy on each side. This should take about 20 minutes.


  • Buy the regular ribs from your butcher, and make this recipe the weekend.
  • The marinade can be done overnight of for just an hour – you get amazing flavour either way!
  • This recipe is great for the BBQ and also does well in the oven. It's also fabulous as a main family meal or even snack whilst watching your favourite sport on TV if you are so inclined.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.


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