• 1 litre ginger beer
  • 1.2 kg pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion, cut into rings
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 2 (thumb-nali size) ginger bulbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 100g granulated brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure vegetable oil
  • 60 ml water (room temperature)
A lot of Zimbabweans enjoy eating ribs. Be it Pork ribs, spare ribs or short ribs, we enjoy them all! With such variety, it’s great to also have different ways to prepare them. Here’s a pretty simple recipe you can try out. We totally enjoyed these. Serve them with some fries a fresh salad and a BBQ sauce dip :p The ginger beer gives a great flavour while at the same time helps speed up the cooking process of the ribs. These here ribs are full of flavour, juicy and the meat easily fall off the bones

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • 4 Litre pot
  • Oven-proof dish
  • Small bowl
  • Teaspoon
  • Measuring Scale
  • Apron (find one here)

Quick Instructions

  1. Get all your ingredients ready. These are 1 litre ginger beer; 1.2 kg pork ribs; 1 medium onion, cut into rings; 3 whole cloves garlic; 2 (thumb-nali size) ginger bulbs
    1 tsp salt; 2 tsp whole black peppercorns; 2 1/2 tsp mustard powder; 2 tsp paprika; 100g granulated brown sugar; 2 tbsp pure vegetable oil and 60 ml water (room temperature).
  2. Put your pork ribs into the pot.
  3. Add the onions, garlic cloves, ginger, salt, whole black peppercorns, mustard powder, paprika and ginger beer.
  4. Close pot and bring to the boil. Thereafter reduce heat to a gentle simmer until the meat is tender. This took about 1 hr on my stove. This may vary depending on how hot your stove top is.
  5. Your ribs are done when the meat is tender. Check for this using a fork or table knife. It should easily pierce through or break off a piece.
  6. Get your oven-proof dish ready and pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 390 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark 5.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together water, oil and sugar. Spoon this onto each rib and rub it in with the back of the spoon.
  8. Roast in oven until ribs are caramelized.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step-1

Get all your ingredients ready.

 

Step-2

Put your pork ribs into the pot.

 

Step-3

Add the onions, garlic cloves, ginger, salt, whole black peppercorns, mustard powder, paprika and ginger beer.

 

Step-4

Close pot and bring to the boil. Thereafter reduce heat to a gentle simmer until the meat is tender. This took about 1 hr on my stove. This may vary depending on how hot your stove top is.

 

Step-5

Your ribs are done when the meat is tender. Check for this using a fork or table knife. It should easily pierce through or break off a piece.

 

Step-6

Get your oven-proof dish ready and preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 390 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark 5.

 

Step-7

In a small bowl, mix together water, oil and sugar. Spoon this onto each rib and rub it in with the back of the spoon.

 

Step-8

Roast in oven until ribs are caramelized.

 

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Lunch or supper…the choice is really yours…these are tender and very tasty.

Try these out and enjoy the juicy-ness and flavours of the ribs! You can also serve them with roast potatoes. They also go well with barbecue sauce. You may buy one or make some yourself. Follow this link to learn how to make barbecue sauce. Are you getting my recipe alerts by email? If not sign-up here.

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