Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Smokey Barbecue Ribs

Here I’ve put a healthier spin on a classic – a barbecue sauce. Whizz everything together then marinade if you have time. If you don’t just whack the racks straight on to the barbecue. Cook the racks on a low heat to avoid them drying out. Serve with a simple green salad, noodles or rice.

Serves: 4 as a starter or 2 as a main course

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Difficulty: easy


1.3kg Pork loin rib racks

For the marinade:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
4 garlic cloves crushed
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp English mustard
1 tsp Cumin
1 tbsp mild chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp Maldon salt

For the marinade soften the chopped onion in a pan with the oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Take the pan off the heat and add all the other marinade ingredients. Stir and leave to cool. Then blitz in a food processor or blender.

Spoon the marinade over the pork racks.

To cook on the barbecue, start by searing the ribs on a medium heat then reduce the heat (if using gas) or move to the edges (if using coal) and continue to cook the racks turning every 5 minutes on a low heat for 30 minutes.

Spoon over any remaining marinade from the bowl mid way through the cooking.

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