Sticky maple BBQ pork ribs

BBQ / Mains / Pork / Summer

4 portions


  • 500ml (2 cups) hot water
  • 2 pork rib racks
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Pre-heat the BBQ.
  2. To make the glaze, stir tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, dried oregano leaves and ground cumin together in a saucepan. Cook on a low heat for 3 minutes then increase heat and simmer until thick.
  3. Combine the water and 2 tablespoons of the glaze in a bowl. Lay the ribs on a baking tray, coat with the glaze and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 2 hours at 180C.
  4. Remove the ribs from the oven and coat with the remaining glaze.
  5. Transfer the ribs to the BBQ and grill for 4-5 minutes each side or until caramelised.
  6. Remove from the BBQ, set aside and cover with foil for 2-3 minutes to rest before serving.

Nothing beats sticky ribs on a hot summer’s day and this recipe will be a sure-fire hit with BBQ guests.

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