Bbq ribs and chips | Sunday Night Dinner

There are certain food pairings that will forever be a bomb! Ribs and chips are certainly among those magnificent pairs. There is nothing as spectacular as having a quick one pan Sunday dinner that will kick your tastebuds your mouth!

Time : 2 hours

Servings : 4


8 potatoes (peeled and cut)

5 tbsp chicken spice

1 cup oil for frying

For the pork ribs 

    • 1 kg pork ribs

    For the dry rub

    • 5 tsp salt
    • 4 tbsp black pepper
    • 2 tbsp paprika
    • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
    • 5 tbsp steak and chops spice

    For the bbq sauce 

    • 1/4 cup regular bbq sauce
    • ½ cup tomato sauce
    • 5 tsp tsp sugar
    • 2 tsp black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons bbq spice(optional)

    For the boards
    • 1 lettuce head
    • 1 red onion sliced
    • 1/4 pineapple sliced
    • 1 lemon cut into quarters


    • 1 cup shredded white cabbage
    • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
    • 1 large carrot grated
    • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise or eggless mayonnaise


    1. Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan on high heat.
    2. Fry the chips for about 10 minutes on each side till they are golden in colour .( You might need to fry them in 5 batches)
    3. Season them with salt while they are frying.
    4. When all the chips have been fried, season them with chicken spice and make sure they are well coated.
    5.  Season the ribs with the dry rub and ensure that they are entirely coated.
    6. Fry the ribs for about 10 minutes on each side in the same frying pan that you used for the chips.
    7. Combine all the ingredients for the bbq sauce in a microwaveable bowl and microwave the sauce for 2 minutes. 
    8. Place it aside to cool.
    9. Combine the ingredients for the coleslaw in a bowl and mix.
    10. Get 8 slices of lettuce from the lettuce head and scoop some of the coleslaw into  each lettuce leaf.
    11. Dip all the ribs individually into the bbq sauce and arrange them on the board. 
    12. Place a few lettuce leaves on the board with ribs, red onion  slices and pineapple slices. 
    13. For the French fries board, place four paper towels on the board (folded into squares).
    14. Place the French fries on each of the paper towel squares.
    15. Decorate the French fries board with the lettuce leaves that have the coleslaw then also  place tomato sauce in 2 small containers and lemon wedges onto the board.
    16. Your Sunday night dinner will now be ready to serve!