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Chilli and Beer Barbecue Rub Pork Ribs
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5 from 2 votes

Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs Plus 4 Other Rib Marinades

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!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 1 -2


For the Chilli and Beer Barbecue Pork Ribs

  • 500 g rack of pork ribs
  • 1 cup light beer

For the Chilli Spice Rub:

  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground smoky paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground dried garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground chilli (or more to taste)

For the Barbecue Glaze:

  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup Barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


To prepare the ribs:

  • Wash ribs under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place rack of ribs in a roasting dish.

To make the Chilli Spice Rub:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and rub into both sides of the ribs.
  • Place ribs in the fridge, uncovered, and allow flavours to infuse for around 2 hours.

To bake the Ribs:

  • Preheat oven to 180C (200C fan-forced, 375F, gas mark 5).
  • Pour beer into the baking dish, under the ribs.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes on the middle shelf.

To make and apply the Barbecue Glaze:

  • Mix all Glaze ingredients in a bowl.
  • Remove ribs from the oven and discard foil. Turn oven element on to grill or preheat your outdoor barbecue.
  • Baste the ribs generously with the Glaze and grill for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove ribs from the oven or barbecue and serve.
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