Recipe: Sticky Barbecue Ribs


Sticky Barbecue Ribs

Ribs have always been one of my favourite things growing up. I used to love all kinds of rib dishes, like breaded short ribs, rib tips, barbecued ribs, etc. It’s a great comfort food and a dish that really brings people together. One of my favourite ways to eat ribs is with a saucey and sticky that really packs a good kick to it.

Sticky Barbecue Ribs

  • Servings: 4-6 people
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3.5 hours
  • Difficulty: easy


  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Allspice Powder
  • Your choice of barbecue sauce
  • Coconut water to sweeten
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Green onions to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.DSC08918
  2. Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs.


  • Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub.
  • Apply rub to ribs on all sides.
  • Apply some barbecue sauce


  • Place in cooking tray and pour ~200 mL Coconut water in the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover with aluminium foil. and bake for 2-3 hours or to desired tenderness.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Heat broiler.
  • Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs.
  • Arrange on broiler pan, bony side up.
  • Brush on barbecue sauce.
  • Broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly.
  • Turn ribs over.
  • Repeat on other side.
    (Alternately, you can skip the broil step and grill the ribs on the BBQ to cook on the sauce.)



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