BBQ Spare Ribs | How to make mouthwatering porkribs


BBQ pork ribs are undeniably an all time favorite! These juicy oven roasted pork ribs are packed with flavor, as there are two layers of delectable flavors, namely-the spice rub and the sweet and sour marinade.

This marinade is universal, so it is not solely for these spare ribs.You can double and triple the quantities and store it in the refrigerator for whenever you need it.  You may also go ahead and half the quantity, but remember to do that for everything ,because there is a tendency of forgetting to half some of the ingredients which might offset the whole recipe in the end.

Time:2 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 13-14 spare ribs


  • 1 kg pork ribs

For the dry rub

  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin

For the BBQ sauce
  • 1 ½  cups ketchup
  • ½  cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ⅛ cup syrup
  • 3 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika

For the crispy spaghetti noodles
    • 500g spaghetti noodles
    • 2 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
    2. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
    3. Remove the membrane on the backside of your ribs by gently moving a sharp knife under the membrane then peeling it off.
    4. In a medium bowl, mix the ingredients for the dry rub until well combined.
    5. Evenly rub the dry rub on both sides of the ribs and place them onto the baking tray.
    6. Cover the tray with aluminum foil and bake for 2 hours.
    7. In the meantime combine all the ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat for about 15-20 minutes, until it has thickened.
    8. After the ribs have baked for 1 hour 45 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and brush the top of your ribs with some of the BBQ sauce.
    9. Place the baking tray back into the oven and change the setting from bake to grill for the remaining 15 minutes.
    10. Remove the baking from the oven and let the ribs rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing  them.
    11. Slice the ribs using the bones on the backside as  guidelines.
    12. Brush some more BBQ sauce onto each of the sliced ribs then your ribs will be ready.
    13. To make the crispy spaghetti noodles, preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
    14. Place the spaghetti noodles on the baking tray and place the baking tray in the oven.
    15. Toss the spaghetti noodles after every 20 minutes for an hour, till they are golden and crispy.
    16. Combine the spices and sprinkle the spice blend over the spaghetti strips while tossing. Your side dish will now be ready !