Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs Plus 4 Other Rib Marinades

Pin on Pinterest20526 Share on Facebook0 Tweet about this on Twitter0 Google+ Email to someone

These spicy Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs are meltingly tender on the inside and crisp on the out. Easy to make and one of my favourite Summer finger foods.

Beer and Chilli Ribs

I know I am getting ahead of myself with a summer recipe, but as the weather starts to warm up in Sydney there is no better way to celebrate the new season than with an outdoor feast. Wouldn’t you agree? And for those of you heading into Fall, this might be the best reason to give your barbecue the last hurrah!

Last Sunday we celebrated Fathers Day with a big American-style cookout! Deliciously smoky organic beef cheeseburgers were the flavour of the day – the patties were flavoured with just a pinch of salt, pepper and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Quick, simple and very tasty!

The smokiness of the patties reminded me of the smell of wood-smoked ribs at Hurricanes carried over to our balcony with an easterly breeze when we lived in Pyrmont. And so, it was time to get the ribs on!

Chilli and Beer Barbecue Rub Pork Ribs

While the recipe can be made a day ahead to enhance the flavours, who can wait that long when ribs are involved?! So, instead, I rubbed the ribs with spices and allowed them to infuse into the ribs for about 2 hours. Then 35 minutes in the oven and they were ready to devour. Finger-licking good!

If Chilli and Beer are not entirely your thing, here are 4 other delicious Ribs Spice Rub Ideas:

St Louis Spice Rub for Ribs | Bill Brady

Dublin Dr Pepper BBQ Spice Rub | Cook Shoot Eat

Tuscan-Style Ribs | The Dog’s Breakfast

Mediterranean Barbecue Ribs | House of Annie

Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs
Recipe type: Grilling, Ribs, Barbecue
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1-2
While the recipe can be made a day ahead to enhance the flavours, you can allow the ribs to infuse for about 2 hours. Then 35 minutes in the oven and they were ready to devour. Finger-licking good!
For the Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs
  • 1 (500g / 1lb) rack of pork ribs
  • 1 cup light beer
For the Chilli Spice Rub:
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground smoky paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground dried garlic
  • ½ tsp ground chilli (or more, to taste)
For the Barbecue Glaze:
  • ⅛ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ cup Barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
To prepare the ribs:
  1. Wash ribs under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place rack of ribs in a roasting dish.
To make the Chilli Spice Rub:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and rub into both sides of the ribs.
  2. Place ribs in the fridge, uncovered, and allow flavours to infuse for around 2 hours.
To bake the Ribs:
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (200C fan-forced, 375F, gas mark 5).
  2. Pour beer into the baking dish, under the ribs.
  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes on the middle shelf.
To make and apply the Barbecue Glaze:
  1. Mix all Glaze ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Remove ribs from the oven and discard foil. Turn oven element on to grill or preheat your outdoor barbecue.
  3. Baste the ribs generously with the Glaze and grill for another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove ribs from the oven or barbecue and serve.


You may also like


32 Responses to Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs Plus 4 Other Rib Marinades

  1. Ben says:

    It’s true what they say about the way to a man’s heart… I could eat those all day long! That middle photo is amazing.

  2. Andy_X says:

    I was just making a list of what to buy for a barbie this weekend at my sisters when your email came in. Pork ribs are on the top of my shopping list now. Could you bake them first and then reheat on the barbecue without grilling first as in recipe?

  3. I am loving this recipe Martyna! ooh the flavours, very New Orleansy!!

  4. Love a good rib, Marty! Yours look and sound delicious!

  5. Hi, Martyna! I love your recipe.. and these photographs! Then you give us not one.. but four more recipes to try! I think it’s so cool that it is your spring.. we are heading into fall, so I will have to try these ribs next spring.. oh, who am I kidding?! I’ll have to try these long before next spring:D

  6. I haven’t made ribs for ages, the last ones i made were marmalade ribs and they went down a treat. Thanks for the ideas!

  7. That slab of ribs is beyond mouthwatering! And chili and beer make everything heavenly: I WANT THESE!

  8. Ribs? OH YES PLEASE! Thanks for sharing the many marinades. To some extent you can have an experiement with flavours to what suits your taste 🙂

  9. MMmm, nice! Looks like you got some yummy flavors going on in that rub.

    Thanks for the mention!

  10. This is true salivation material. My husband would love these. Two of his favourite things – beer and chilli.

  11. rsmacaalay says:

    Wow that ribs looks amazing, just look at that. I cant stop staring at it

  12. As an American I wholeheartedly approve of this post. Ha! Truly, though, I am also a huge lover of ribs and with the warm weather coming in, I am so ready to fire up the grill and get cooking! I’m a devotee of my dad’s recipes but yours look delicious and I’m going to give them a try. I have no doubt they will be absolutely scrumptious.

  13. Ribs are my favorite food, and I really really love them. Your pork ribs look so delicious, I need to save this recipe right now. Your photos made me drool literally – such perfect looking ribs!!

  14. I’m so excited that summer is well on its way. You’ve made me realise that its almost BBQ time! I’ll definitely be giving these ribs a try soon.

  15. I am so making this, my husband has always wanted to eat ribs again since visiting America a few years back.

  16. My Husband would go crazy for this! It looks amazing!!! I am bookmarking this recipe! This will be perfect for Sunday’s diner!

  17. Tina says:

    yummm 🙂 gotta love bbq glaze

  18. ROBYN LITTLE says:

    I just love ribs! This is such a great recipe. Seems much quicker than other recipes I have seen.


  19. Cheryl says:

    I made them for dinner in my large crock pot (my oven is broken and my new range keeps getting back-ordered) the ribs were great anyways, after 6 hrs in the slow cooker. I could have grilled them at the end (to char the sauce a little) but it was dark out and they looked and smelled delicious (and they were!!!!) so I will definitely make them again (for company this time!!!!)

  20. Danielle says:

    These were so delicious! Our 3 year old was even licking her fingers and gnawing on the bones because she wanted more. Excellent flavor combo!

  21. I really love this recipe! thanks for your sharing it! Keep it up!



  1. Pingback: Things I like Thursday | Crazy Jamie

  2. Pingback: Cooking with Beer: 12 Delicious Recipes for Summer - The Recipe Daily

  3. Pingback: 10 Recipes for Dads Who Love Beer | Everyfoodrecipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos—all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks,make the perfect birthday cake, or plan your next holiday dinner.

  4. Pingback: 10 Father’s Day recipes for dads who love beer – The Star | Everyfoodrecipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos—all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks,make the perfect birthday cake, or plan your next holiday dinner.

  5. Pingback: 22 Healthy Sandwich and Wrap Filling Ideas | Wholesome Cook

  6. Pingback: 15 Surprising Recipies Made With Beer | Do it Yourself

  7. Pingback: 15 Surprising Recipies Made With Beer | DIY Recipes Everyday

  8. Pingback: 15 Surprising Recipies Made With Beer | Handmade Tips

  9. Pingback: 15 Surprising Recipies Made With Beer | She know everthing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge