Pork ribs, you really can’t go wrong. From sticky, fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, to twice-cooked crispy iterations there are so many pork rib recipes to be tried, tweaked and taste-tested.
Pork ribs are a favourite in our household, and it’s for good reason! Not only are they delicious, but they’re pretty simple too. These recipes will have you making and eating these ribs for days. So good, you won’t be able to stop at just one.
These pork ribs recipes are not only delicious, they’re also surprisingly simple! Prepare yourself to get down and dirty amongst all the sticky rib feastin’!
How should pork ribs be cooked?
There are a heap of different ways to cook pork, and pork ribs are one of my favourite cuts. You can cook them in the oven, in a slow cooker, in the air fryer and even in a rice cooker. But what way is the best?
This totally depends on how you like your ribs! Whilst slow-cooking ribs (just like slow cooking pork shoulder) will give you that uber tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat that is to die for, oven baking will give a more crispy on the outside, tender on the inside vibe. And in terms of using your pork ribs, there are so many ways to get the best out of your pork rib recipes! You can add slow-cooked sticky ribs to the top of a pork stir-fry, or even add them to a pork soup or atop a plate of noodles. The options are unlimited, just like the cooking styles.
We have pork rib recipes to accommodate every way of cooking, no matter what your preferred pork rib may be!
Is it better to boil ribs before cooking?
Since pork ribs are quite fatty, some pork rib recipes may recommend that you parboil the ribs for a period of time before continuing on with the rest of your cooking. This is really just to tenderise the meat, but it is not always necessary, especially if you’re choosing to slow cook your pork ribs as the fat will melt into the meat during the extended cooking process.
How long should you cook pork ribs in the oven for?
This depends on the type of oven you are cooking with, as well as the temperature you are cooking at. Therefore, it is pretty hard to give a one-size-fits-all timeline to cooking pork ribs in the oven. You do need to ensure the internal temperature of your meat is at a safe temp before digging in though, you can check out my guide for the full list of temps but for pork it’s recommended you hit an internal temp of at least 63 degrees celsius before chowing down.