Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs

These yummy slow cooked ribs are just what you need when you want to cook for a crowd. I like to call these, crowd pleasing ribs. When I started offering private dining services to clients, this was one of the menu items and boy did it go down well.


Serves 4


  • 500g Pork Ribs
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Knob of Ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Juice of half a Lemon
  • 1 Habanero Pepper or 3 Birds Eye Chillies (put as little or as much as you can handle)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 cup Barbecue sauce, store-bought or homemade


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees C  and Season ribs with all the spices.
  2. In a pan, sear the ribs till golden brown.
  3. Combine the mustard and lemon then brush this mixture using a pastry brush onto the ribs
  4. Transfer ribs to a baking sheet and cook for 2 hours. Halfway through, cover the ribs with foil to avoid it drying out.
  5. Thirty minutes before it’s ready, brush some barbecue sauce onto the ribs.
  6. Proceed to finish cooking the ribs until the sauce caramelizes and sticks to the meat, this should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Rest the ribs for 10 minutes and serve immediately with extra barbecue sauce for dipping.

Author: Dumebi Agbakoba

Food is life and my passion, I live for great adventures centered around good food.