Braised Spicy Spareribs

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 1hr 55mins




  • Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 (180C or 350F). Combine flour, salt & pepper in a shallow dish or plastic bag. Add ribs & toss to coat them in the flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan & cook the ribs (turning) till they are well-browned. Transfer ribs to a roasting pan (or baking dish) w/a lid & sprinkle w/the chopped onion.
  • In a bowl, mix garlic, tomato puree, chili sauce, vinegar, cloves & stock. Pour mixture over the ribs & cover w/the lid. Roast for 1 1/2 hrs (or till tender), removing the lid for the last 30 minutes.
  • Remove ribs carefully to an oven-safe dish or platter & keep warm at a low oven temperature.
  • Deglaze pan juices with a small amt of water (or stock) & transfer to a saucepan. Blend cornflour in a cup with a little cold water & stir into the saucepan. Bring the sauce to a gentle boil (stirring) & simmer 2-3 min till thickened.
  • Pour a little sauce over the ribs & serve the remaining sauce separately in a warmed gravy boat or pouring jug. Garnish with parsley & serve immediately with sauerkraut & crusty bread (Feel free to sub mashed, oven-roasted or simple boiled potatoes if sauerkraut is not to your liking).