Cola spare ribs

Cola spare ribs

Sweet, sticky and extremely moreish – these ribs are so easy to cook and work well for parties.


  • 2kg/4½lb beef short ribs, cut through the bone into 7.5cm/ 3in long pieces

For the marinade
For the slaw
For the dressing

Preparation method

  1. For the marinade, place all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for three minutes and then remove from the heat to cool completely.

  2. Once cooled place the ribs and marinade into a sealable plastic bag. Rub the ribs with the marinade and seal the bag. Chill in the fridge overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4.

  4. Place the ribs onto a baking tray and pour over the marinade. Cover with foil and cook in the oven for two hours.

  5. Meanwhile for the slaw, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl.

  6. For the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients. Add the slaw ingredients and mix until well combined.

  7. Serve the slaw in a large bowl and arrange the ribs on a large platter with plenty of napkins and finger bowls.

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