Perfect Pork Spare Ribs

Dark brown pork spare ribs heaped in a blue rimmed square bowl.
Love spare ribs? Picking it up with fingers and using teeth to nibble away at the bones, such an evolutionary thing! This pork spare ribs recipe is wonderful. So easy and delicious. Serve up for the family and get ready for the accolades.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6 people


  • 1 kg pork spare ribs
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup water


  • Grill ribs in under the griller in your oven until browned. (this takes about 20 minutes).
  • In the meantime, mix all remaining ingredients together to make the marinade.
  • Once the ribs are browned, transfer them to a casserole dish and pour over your marinade.
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 200°C.
  • Let rest under foil for 5 minutes before serving for extra tenderness.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  1. Pauline C. Burrows on 06/08/2023 at 3:06 pm

    5 stars
    3rd time I’ve made this now and as always delicious. Just quarter cup of water needed. Lovely with honey.

  2. Joshua on 18/04/2023 at 5:34 pm

    Amazing! But half a cup of water was a bit too much imo, though I just cooked the water out in a pot and that worked quite well then. Added some honey too

  3. Victoria on 15/09/2022 at 11:01 am

    5 stars
    Great taste, easy ingredients and I don’t even bother grilling the ribs first. Just throw it all together, let the ribs marinade in it for an hour or so then into the oven. I add a bit of sesame oil too.

  4. pete on 29/06/2022 at 4:45 pm


  5. Ngaire on 01/04/2022 at 7:22 pm

    Such an easy recipe to follow, thank you. All ingredients in the normal NZ household cupboard, even us rural folk. Smells great, looks great! Winning. Cheers.

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