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Hot and Spicy BBQ Ribs

  • Heat Hot
  • Serves 4
  • Dietary Info LACTOSE-FREE
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 3 hrs 30 mins
Hot and Spicy BBQ Ribs

The best hot and spicy barbecue ribs!

Hari says

I could eat ribs all day long, the soft, fall off the bone meat, smothered in a hot and spicy sauce is what happy eating is all about. Now this is a hot dish but remember you can reduce the chillies to suit you or miss them out completely if you want to do this for the kids.

I know there are many, many rib recipes out there so I wanted to throw mine into the ring too. I love it and I want you guys to love it too. So throw in all the ingredients and enjoy the long slow cooking - You can thank me later!

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 2 racks of ribs

Dry Rub

  • 3 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp heaped smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt 

Wet Glaze

  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp hot chilli sauce or 4 hot birds eye chillies, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Heat your oven to 140ºC.
  2. Using a knife scrape the underside of the ribs on one end and you will see there is a transparent membrane present. Pull this membrane (use a cloth for grip) from the back of the ribs to remove it. Remove any excess fat too.

Dry Rub

  1. In a pestle and mortar bash up the fennel, cumin and pepper and put into a bowl then stir in the paprika and salt.
  2. Place the ribs on an oven tray and rub the dry spices all over the ribs. Cover with foil and cook in the oven for 3-4 hours.

Wet Glaze

  1. Meanwhile, make up the glaze and when the ribs are ready smear half the marinade over the ribs on both sides.
  2. Increase the temperature of the oven to 200ºC and return the ribs to the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Every few minutes spoon over a little more of the glaze and replace in the oven for a final 20 minutes until the ribs are sticky and delicious.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)9
of which saturates (g)4
Carbohydrates (g)18
of which sugars (g)11
Fibre (g)2
Protein (g)25
Salt (mg)971
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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