Smoky BBQ Pork Ribs


Tenina Holder

Posted March 12, 2021 (Last updated January 12, 2022)



Total Time

9hrs 55mins



The best finger licking ribs ever. Pork is preferred, though you can easily swap out for beef, though there is less serves with beef. Enjoy!


  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepperas neededfreshly ground
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika20 g
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes1 tablespoon
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin1 tablespoon
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar20 g
  • Pink himalayan salt flakes icon
    Pink himalayan salt flakes1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper1 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder2 tablespoons
  • Water icon
    Water1 L
  • Barbecue sauce icon
    Barbecue sauce60 ml
  • Pork spare ribs icon
    Pork spare ribs2 kg

  • 1. Make sure your ribs will fit into the varoma dish and tray
  • 2. Place paprika, chilli flakes, cumin, coconut sugar, salt, cayenne, garlic powder and black pepper into the Thermomix bowl
  • 3. Blend with MC fitted - 10 sec, speed 5
  • 4. Rub this mixture all over the ribs, coating them as well as possible
  • 5. Let rest in fridge for at least 8 hr
  • 6. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  • 7. Place the ribs into the varoma dish and tray
  • 8. Put the water into the thermomix bowl and set varoma into position
  • 9. Steam - approx 1 hr, 100°C, speed 4
  • 10. Transfer the ribs into an ovenproof dish and coat with the smoky bbq sauce
  • 11. Bake until charred - 30-40 min, 220°C
  • 12. Serve with a fresh herb salad or smoky bbq sauce

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