Sticky Ribs with Roast Potato Salad

Nuvita Biscuits

When the kids have friends over, this stack of ribs and spuds is a cheap, crowd-pleasing, prepare-ahead option.


  • 3 racks pork spare ribs, or about 1.5kg/3lb 5oz single pork spare ribs
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 300ml tomato passata
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 150ml cider, white or red wine vinegar
  • 125g dark muscovado sugar


  • 1½kg new potatoes , skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 rosemary sprigs, finely chopped, or a pinch of mixe
  • d dried herbs
  • 2 tbsp white or red wine vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Put the ribs in a roasting tin in a single layer and just cover with water. Cover with foil and cook for 1½ hrs. Drain well. If you are not finishing these straight away, cover and chill until ready to cook.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onion in the oil in a pan until soft. Add the garlic, smoked paprika and chilli powder and fry for 1 min. Add the passata, purée, vinegar and sugar and bring everything to a simmer. Cook for 10 mins. If you are not using this sauce straight away, cool and chill.
  3. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Brush the ribs all over with the sauce and lay on a baking sheet. Mix the potatoes with the oil, rosemary and seasoning in a large roasting tin. Roast for 40 mins on a middle shelf, with the ribs on the shelf above. Turn the ribs and potatoes halfway, until both are nicely browned all over. Tip the potatoes into a large bowl sprinkle with the vinegar and serve hot, warm or cold. Slice the ribs to serve and put any extra sauce into bowls for dipping.


Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Stevalicious on Feb 4, 2013

    food, with a drink, and a side dish you would have that everyday every meal for the rest fo your life. what would it be? mine is : pancakes, oj, ham sandwhich from tigers deli*, ham, mashed potatoes, rice, with salasbury steak… whats yours?

  2. posted by Rkmc on Feb 5, 2013

    1. BBQ spare ribs, meaty ribs in a sticky, tasty sauce.
    2. Lime, cilantro (coriander leaves) and sweet chili giant shrimp (prawns) in a wrap with salad
    3. Jacket potato with vegetarian cheese and coleslaw
    4. Succulent meatballs with spaghetti
    5. Hot roast pork, sage and onion stuffing applesauce and crispy crackling in a soft bread roll
    6. Rich thick homemade vegetable soup with crusty cheese and onion bread
    7. a succulent pork and bacon meat loaf with onion gravy, greens and creamy mashed potatoes
    8. mom’s own fried chicken, juicy, crispy and finger lickin’ good!
    9. Deep dish meat (best beef) lasagne, baked until bubbling and golden smothered in cheese
    10. Chicken fillet in a bun, with garlic mayo, lettuce and tomato, crispy smoked bacon in a ciabatta roll

  3. posted by Vultre9 on Mar 16, 2013

    I’ve got pork shake’n’bake coating but I hesitate to use that on these things, what the heck is a spare rib tip, why haven’t I ever eaten them before, and why aren’t there any recipes specifically for them online? I didn’t mean to buy them I just saw that the packaging said pork chop. I’ve never cooked pork before.

  4. posted by Matt on Mar 22, 2013

    Im having a bonfire night party, and i dont know what food/ nibbles to serve?! Help!

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