Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

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Did you know that a rib bone is a great teething toy for a toddler?   We discovered this primitive tusk sharpening tool one day whilst having Sunday lunch with my in-laws.  My baby who was around 10 months at the time and was sitting on my lap when she picked up a leftover bone from a rack of lamb and proceeded to happily gnaw on it.
   Ever since then, she has been happily chomping away on any rib bone we give her.  A great example of this was her first birthday. At the time, she wasn’t a big fan of anything sweet, so we stuck a birthday candle into a pork rib instead.  Once she realized not to play with the fire, she happily started nibbling away.
     As my daughter is still young and not yet developed a liking for spice and heat, I make two different versions of these pork ribs : one spicy, one not.  Both are equally delicious so the choice is up to you as well.  Besides, these ribs are easy to make (coat them in mustard and seasoning then slowly cook for 2 hours) so it’s not difficult to make two different versions of them for the family.  At least this way, you draw a clear line of demarcation over whose ribs are whose and, as we all know, when it comes to ribs, you need to set those limits.
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Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

Yield: 3-4

Oven Roasted Pork Ribs


    (Kid Version)
  • 800-1000g (28oz-35 oz) pork ribs
  • 3-4 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
    (Adult Version)
  • 800-1000g pork ribs
  • 3-4 tbsp Coleman's mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Mexican Chile Powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
  2. Mix sugar and spices together until thoroughly combined.
  3.   Coat ribs on both sides in mustard and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Coat eat side with a generous layer of spice mix.
  5. Cover in aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 150C/300F for 1-2 hours or until internal temperature has reached 145F/62C.  For the last remaining 30 minutes, remove aluminum foil and bake uncovered until finished.
  6. When ribs are fully cooked, take out of the oven and drizzle with a squeeze of lemon (optional).  Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
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