Needing a new hearty recipe? Here at Kitchens Perth the flames of our grills don’t stop in our freshly renovated kitchen, and today present to you an American spare pork rib recipe that may just spark you up a little bit and bring you into a winter mood. 



Note that 1 rib typically feeds 1-2 people, depending how hungry said individuals are. If I were cooking for 4 people, I would prepare at least 3 ribs. I don’t really include specific measurements as this is a dish that you can really eye ball. 

4 Spare pork ribs 

1 Bottle of seasoning rub (Alternatively you can make your own rub, we’re wanting the rub to contain paprika, salt, garlic, onion, some pepper and chili if you’re into your spice) 

1 Bottle of BBQ sauce (Note with the BBQ sauce don’t get an overly sugary one, spend the extra dollars to get a really nice bottle from a local manufacturer, they taste a lot better!) 

1 Jar or bottle of honey 

Roll of baking paper 

Roll of plastic wrap 

Roll of foil 



For best results I’ve found that having the meat sit in the fridge marinating for just over 24 hours is really nice, meat falls off a lot easier. So, a note if you want to make these for dinner, place them into the fridge the prior night. 


  1. Prepare 2 trays with brown paper lining on the base of the trays, covering the surface so the ribs can be placed on-top.
  2. Place spare ribs onto the trays that we prepared, there should be 2 ribs per tray.
  3. Rub your seasoning rub onto the ribs, be generous but we’re not aiming to be drowning the ribs. Make sure to get both sides.
  4. Apply a generous amount of your BBQ sauce onto both sides of the ribs.
  5. Wrap trays in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 24 hours.
  6. *On day of cooking* Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  7. Take ribs out of the refrigerator, take plastic wrap off, apply more BBQ sauce onto the ribs so that they’re covered in sauce, drizzle a small amount of honey on the top side of the ribs and place foil ontop to provide cover for your ribs. Make sure that it’s sealed.
  8. Place ribs into oven for 2 hours.
  9. Remove ribs from oven, remove foil and apply more BBQ sauce using something like the back side of a spoon to spread the sauce.
  10. Turn temperature of oven up to 240°C (460°F) and return ribs to oven for 8 minutes. Change the oven settings to a grill medium on a medium to high heat to lightly cause a caramelization on the ribs exterior for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Take ribs out of oven, and rest for 5-10 minutes, cut the ribs up and prepare for serving.


And that’s it! Enjoy some of the tastiest ribs that I’ve had in recent times. If you have noticed that your cooking space isn’t quite what you desire and are potentially looking at a kitchen renovation, here at Kitchen Design Perth it is our specialty to design a living space that is tailored to your needs at a variety of budgets. Call to arrange a free quotation of your kitchen today, with optional online appointments available too! 


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