Beef Spare Ribs

August 08, 2014

Amazing Beef Spare Ribs

 "the next time we are in KL, we'll go and have beef ribs"...

Promised made to the kids, after umpteen time, telling them how good and tasty the beef ribs were at TGIF.
Honestly, I have no recollection of having any ribs at TGIF, I may have tasted some ... unfortunately all memories of such occasion may have been "archived" and possible corrupted in my memory bank somewhere...
I am struggling to remember things that happened last year...let alone things that took place almost 20 plus years ago

January this year, we went to TGIF and ordered ribs...oops I re-phrased, he had his ribs, kids had steaks and I salad.
... it was ok
... might have been an excellent meal if none of us suffered from 'food coma'...

Succulent Beef Spare Ribs

... and when my local butcher stock up some ribs in his fridge section, first thought re-create TGIF beef ribs
Took home 2 kilos...

It was an instant hit, a success... ribs were succulent, juicy and tender with meat nearly fell off the bones
... everything gone in a flash
Note to self: I may have to get 3 kilos ....hehehe..this is what we call GREED

Delicious Beef Spare Ribs

Beef Spare Ribs

Serve 4

2 kg beef ribs

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon salt

Basting sauce
3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic paste (1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic)
3 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup BBQ sauce
1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/3 worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  1. Marinate beef ribs with all ingredients under 'Marinate'.  
  2. Place in a zip lock bag and refrigerate overnight. 
  3. Take out the ribs from refrigerator at least 3 hours prior to cooking or bring it back to room temperature). 
  4. Pre heat oven to 150C. 
  5. Mix the ingredients under 'basting Sauce' in a bowl. 
  6. Stir and mix well. 
  7. Arrange the ribs on the roasting rack, baste with sauce. 
  8. Cook for 1.5 -2 hours until meat nearly fall off the bones. 
  9. Keep basting every 10 minutes each side. 
  10. Reserve liquid from roasting and add to the remaining basting sauce. 
  11. Transfer into a small saucepan, stir on low heat, until sauce thicken. 
  12. Brush the thickened sauce on to ribs. 
  13. Serve immediately with rolls and steam vegetables.


  1. I need to have this recipe before the summer is out! I'm salivating over here after reading this post!

  2. Yum! You have done a great job in preparing these beef ribs. They look very delicious and packed full of flavours.

  3. I'm drooling....belated selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin!

  4. I am salivating too just by looking at the pictures!! Tentu sedap!

  5. These look great, sadly though I won't be saving or making this recipe since it can't be pinned to pinterest with the appropriate photo. I bet you would get a lot more page views if you allowed your pics of the actual recipe be pinned!

  6. The above anonymous comment was made by me Alice

    1. Hi Alice
      Thanks for the heads up.
      I was having problems with pinning it up on my pinterest yesterday, due to some glitches in my Flickr album.
      problem sorted and you are able to pin now.
      Apologies from me

  7. i am SO craving some spare ribs right now.. haven't had some in ages, these look delicious.

  8. Dunno what the package said, but here in the States we call those "short ribs."

    1. Thank you Janet for highlighting the above :D
      It was stated 'spare ribs' on the package that I bought which led me to turn to internet and googled the difference between spare ribs and short ribs

      Here is the link :


  9. Oh, I am so glad to be able to pin this now!!! Thanks so much for addressing the issue and fixing it!!! Can't wait to try these!!!

    1. Hi Alice,
      As we said it here in Oz..."No worries mate" ;)

  10. Your pictures are absolutely mouth watering! Now I'm craving this :-) and what a great idea to add apple cider vinegar, never tried this before. This marinate could probably work for pork chops as well? This was the request from my family this week :)

    1. Thank you Yulia,
      As for your question...I do apologise,I am not able to answer your question, as pork is not part of our diet. On the harm in trying out :D

  11. Hi Lisa,
    I can't help salivating looks at your succulent spare ribs.
    They sure look sedaplicious ;D