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Sticky BBQ Ribs

Sticky BBQ Ribs

Sometimes all you want when you’re settling down is some baby back ribs smothered in BBQ sauce – the perfect finger food at any time of year. But you don’t have to order in every time. Why not learn how to make BBQ ribs at home instead? If you like the sound of throwing dinner in the oven and forgetting about it until later, our BBQ ribs recipe is perfect for you.

At a Glance


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Prep Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

3 hours

How To Make BBQ Ribs

Look no further than our pork ribs recipe for the perfect food for a cosy night in. Pick up some baby back ribs, fire them in the oven ready for you to put your feet up. Is the football on? Spending the night on Netflix? Whatever you’re watching, our sticky BBQ ribs will certainly make your evening a great one.

What you'll need:

  • 2 racks of baby back pork ribs
  • 8tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 8tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 2 cans of soft drink to your taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C and fit your ribs into a roasting tin – don’t worry about them being too snug.
  2. Pour over your soft drink and some water so that the ribs are covered, before covering the roasting tin tightly with foil.
  3. Roast for two to three hours, until the ribs are tender.
  4. While the ribs are roasting, put all of the sauce ingredients in a pan and gently heat and bubble for around two minutes while stirring.
  5. When the ribs are done, carefully lift each of them out of the tin with tongs and place on kitchen paper to dry, before tipping the liquid out of the tin and cleaning it.
  6. Put the dry ribs back into the tin and smother with the sticky sauce before covering over and allowing to chill for at least an hour. Top tip: At least an hour is enough if you’re in a rush but, if you plan ahead, a 24-hour marinating time is best for the most decadent flavour.
  7. When you’re ready to eat, heat the oven to 200˚C and put the tin filled with the ribs back into the oven. Turn the baby back ribs occasionally.
  8. When the ribs are sticky, hot and crisping on the outside, take them out of the oven and slice to serve!

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