Barbecued American-Style Pork Ribs

serves 4

Made using the Lakeland 6L Slow Cooker

nutritional count per serving  10.6g total fat (3.8g saturated fat); 1860kJ (445 cal); 38.2g carbohydrate; 48.6g protein; 1.7g fibre

prep & cook time 4 hours 30 minutes (+ refrigeration)


  • 2kg (4 pounds) american-style pork ribs
  • ½ cup (140g) barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup (140g) tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • ½ cup (125ml) cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup (85g) orange marmalade
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes


  1. Cut pork into pieces to fit into cooker. Combine remaining ingredients in large shallow dish; add pork, turn to coat in marinade. Cover; refrigerate mixture overnight.
  2. Transfer pork and marinade to the slow cooker; cook, covered, on high for 4 hours. Turn ribs twice during cooking time for even cooking.
  3. Carefully remove ribs from cooker; cover to keep warm. Transfer sauce to large frying pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, skimming fat from surface, for about 10 minutes or until sauce has reduced to about 1¾ cups. Serve pork drizzled with sauce, steamed rice and lime wedges.


Get your butcher to cut the ribs so that they will fit into your slow cooker.

Suitable to freeze at the end of step 3.