Sticky Spicy Ribs

This is the perfect holiday pot luck dish. It takes seconds to assemble then gets popped in the oven so you can spend the rest of the day doing everything else on your list before the party.

I never taste what I’m cooking – a story for another post – except when I make this sauce. This recipe allows you to adjust the heat level by changing the amount of hot sauce you use.  You can make it as mild or hot as you like – have fun!

Spicy Sticky Ribs

6 lbs meaty pork back ribs, cut in 1 rib pieces

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce – or to taste – any hot pepper sauce will work!

1/4 cup commercial bar-b-cue sauce

1 tomato, chopped

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water

Preheat oven 300*F and move oven rack up to the bottom third of your oven

Whisk all ingredients together except riblets

Place ribs in a heavy oven proof casserole dish

Pour sauce over ribs and toss until well coated

Cover place in oven

Bake 6 hours

Increase oven to 350*F to continue baking until meat is fork tender and sauce is sticky and thick – about 1 hour

THE LOVE: Make sure that you use pork back ribs and not side ribs. It’s critical if you want scrumptious, fall off the bone, gooey yummy ribs!

Thanks for reading

  • Penny

    What kind of BBQ sauce do you recommend? Sweet? Smokey? Everyone in my house loves ribs so I can’t wait to try this. Love the long, slow cook! The house must have smelled wonderful while you were baking these!

    • I used a sweet sauce. I used one of the Kraft sauces.


      • Penny Wolfe

        Thanks Michelle!

  • Kaitie

    I WANT TO EAT THOSE FOR BREAKFAST! omg they look yummy

    • Ha ha – you could have them after your leftover birthday cake! It would be a perfect meal…


  • I’ve never seen such mouthwatering ribs….at least not on my computer screen and this is distracting me tremendously!!

    well done michelle!!


  • Mary

    Do you have any recommendations to convert this recipe to the slow cooker? It looks delicious! Thanks

    • I’ve never used a slow cooker but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t use one. If you try it, drop me a note to let me know how it works out.

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