Close-to-the-bone spare ribs

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spare ribs
spare ribs
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This simple spare ribs recipe was made as a spooky Halloween treat. Perfect for parties, they work just as well as a meal if your family love ribs


  • 28g vegetable stock pot (we used Knorr) or vegetable stock cube
  • 1.2kg pork spare ribs
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 330ml bottle barbecue sauce (we used Reggae Reggae Sauce)

The ribs can be boiled and then left in the marinade and cooked the next day for a stronger BBQ flavour.


  1. Pour 2 litres (31⁄2 pints) boiling water into a large pan with the stock pot or stock cube. Add the ribs. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Set the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Strain the ribs from the stock and put into a roasting tin with the onion, garlic and barbecue sauce. Stir to coat well in the sauce.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes until the ribs are brown, then serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 243(kcal)
  • Fat 16.0g
  • Saturates 10.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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