Thermomix Smoky BBQ Pork Ribs

by Tenina Holder
posted 19 May, 2020 (last updated 12 Jun, 2020)
  • Serves icon
  • Total Time icon
    Total Time
    9hrs 30mins
  • Calories icon

Depending on how you look at it, the best or worst quality of staggeringly tasty ribs is the time they take to marinate. Our Smoky BBQ Pork Ribs are no different, and need at least 8 hours for the Thermomix rub to settle in and let the flavors come of age. Despite this, a dish like this triumphs for both flavor and novelty – there's nothing better than eating with your hands and having sauce all over your face. The best quality meat will make the best quality result, so don't skimp at the butcher's.



  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
    freshly ground
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    0.71oz/20g (about 3⅛ tbsp)
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes
    1 tbsp (0.08oz/2g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tbsp (0.22oz/6g)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    0.71oz/20g (about 1½ tbsp)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tbsp (0.68oz/19g)
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    1 tsp (0.07oz/2g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    2 tbsp (0.55oz/16g)
  • Pork spare ribs icon
    Pork spare ribs
    8¼ cups
  • Water icon
    1 liter (33.81fl oz/1000g)
  • Barbecue sauce icon
    Barbecue sauce
    ¼ cup (2.03fl oz/72g)


  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 - approx 10 sec, speed 5
  4. Rub this mixture all over the ribs, coating them as well as possible
  5. Let rest in fridge - 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. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  10. Steam - approx 1 hr, 100°C, speed 4
  11. Transfer the ribs into an ovenproof dish and coat with the smoky bbq sauce
  12. Cook until charred - 40 min, 220°C
  13. Serve with a fresh herb salad or smoky bbq sauce

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