My absolute favourite sticky Asian ribs revisited and revised especially for the BBQ. Fall-off-the-bone, lip-smacking deliciousness!

Sticky, Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs

Fall apart pork ribs with a golden crispy exterior, covered in a sweet, sticky sauce. The best ribs I've ever tasted.
Course Dinner
Cuisine British
Keyword bbq, bbq ribs, party, slow cooked, sticky, summer, summer recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 ribs
Author Nicky Corbishley


Slow cooked ribs:

  • 1 1/4 kg meaty pork ribs about 5 or 6 ribs - in one piece
  • 1 litre hot chicken/veg stock
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped in half
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon grass paste


  • Add all the slow cooked rib ingredients to a large pan (not the glaze ingredients). Bring to the boil, then place a lid on, turn down the heat (to prevent the rib meat sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning) and simmer for 3 1/2 hours. Check a couple of times during the last hour of cooking, and top up with a little more water if required. Alternatively, you can do this in your crockpot - cooking for 4-5 hours on medium or 6-7 hours on low.
  • Turn off the heat and drain the pork (save the liquid for a tasty Chinese soup base).
  • Heat up the BBQ.
  • Mix together the glaze ingredients and place in a pan. Boil for 2-3 minutes to reduce slightly, then turn off the heat.
  • Brush the glaze on to the ribs, then place on the BBQ (be careful, the meat will want to fall off the bone at this point).
  • Barbecue for 5-10 minutes each side, brushing with more of the glaze until it's all used up and the ribs are sticky and golden.
  • Place the ribs onto a large plate and slice into individual pieces before serving.


Nutritional Information is per rib.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 941mg | Potassium: 378mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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