Cocoa Chilli Pork Ribs

Cocoa Chilli Pork Ribs

Cocoa Chilli Pork Ribs

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
1 Hour 20 Minutes
Finger-lickin' spare ribs served with a chilli spiced sauce.
  • 900 gram (2 pound) pork spare ribs

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • 100 gram (4 ounce) brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Ground

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Grinder

  • ½ teaspoon Chilli Flakes

  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate, finely grated

  • 150 millilitre (¼ pint) apple juice

  • 4 tablespoons tomato purée


  • 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.
  • 2 Place the ribs in a large roasting dish with the onion, cover with boiling water and foil. Place into the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile mix together the sugar, Cinnamon, Garlic Salt, Crushed Chillies and chocolate in a small bowl.
  • 4 Remove the ribs from the oven and drain. Rub the remaining spice mixture over the ribs, until well coated. Place the ribs in a single layer on a foil-lined roasting pan. Cover with foil and roast in the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile make the sauce, gently heat the apple juice, tomato purée and reserved spice mixture until well combined and glossy. Use half the sauce to baste the ribs and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, until the ribs are sticky and glossy.
  • 6 Place the other half of the sauce in a serving bowl.