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Smoky Pork Ribs with Corn, Beans and Tomato Salsa

Bring the flavour to your next barbecue with these deliciously smoky pork ribs.

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Serves: 4 | Prep Time 15 mins | Cooking Time 1 hr


  • 2 racks American-style pork spare ribs
  • ½ cup (125ml) good-quality barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup (60g) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 corn cobs, husks removed
  • 500g runner beans or green beans, blanched, refreshed
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves to serve


  1. Place ribs in a large saucepan of cold, salted water over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. Combine sauces, sugar and half the paprika in a bowl. Spread paprika mixture over ribs, reserving ¼ cup for basting.
  3. Preheat a barbecue or chargrill pan to high heat. Add corn and ribs. Cook, turning and basting the ribs for 10 minutes or until sticky and caramelised. Add beans for the final 2 minutes and cook, turning, or until lightly charred.
  4. Place beans in a bowl with tomatoes. Combine garlic, vinegar, oil, lime juice and remaining 1 tsp paprika, then season and toss with bean mixture.
  5. Cut the corn into pieces. Serve with ribs, bean salad, parsley and lime wedges.

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