Sticky BBQ pork ribs with potato salad

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 hours


  • 2kg pork spare ribs (3-4 racks)
  • ½ cup water

BBQ Marinade

  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

Potato Salad

  • 500g potatoes, cut into cubes
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup egg mayonnaise
  • ¼ red onion, thinly diced
  • ½ cup of bacon bits or diced ham
  • ¼ cup basil, ripped

To serve

  • Gherkins
  • Grilled corn


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius

Step 2

Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl and place the ribs in the marinade and refrigerate overnight or for at least 20 minutes

Step 3

Remove the ribs from the bowl and place them on a roasting pan along with ¼ cup of water. Keep the bowl of marinade to the side

Step 4

Cover the roasting pan with foil and bake for 1.5 hours until ribs are tender

Step 5

Turn the oven up to 180 degrees Celsius and remove the foil

Step 6

Cook for a further 30 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with the leftover marinade

Step 7

For the potato salad, boil the cubed potatoes until soft

Step 8

Mix potatoes well with the mayonnaise, red onion, bacon, basil and lemon juice

Step 9

Brush the ribs one last time with pan juices and serve with potato salad, gherkins and corn cobs