Mar 14, 2023At Home

BBQ Baby Back Ribs – The Chef’s Secret Season Three

Cooking ribs can be intimidating. They are a harsh measure of grill skills.

Their potential is incredible. Done right, you’ve got a smoky, succulent crowd pleaser that will have you branded as Rib Royalty.

Get it wrong and you’ve got a dry and uninspiring plate of pork. A crime no amount of sauce can cover up.

Never fear. We have a highly experienced BBQ shaman on hand. He will guide us gently through our rib journey, and deliver us safely to Flavourtown.

Heat control is crucial to cooking ribs. That precise heat control is why our celebrity grillmeister Adrian Richardson chooses to sizzle his signature Texas Baby Back Ribs on a natural gas BBQ.

Flame licked, spicy, sweet and succulent. Most importantly though, these ribs are highly shareable. That’s exactly why Chef Adrian is taking them from his backyard down to his local Men’s Shed, to catch up and have a yarn.

Men’s Sheds are empowering men to connect and thrive. Physically, mentally and socially. That’s why Brighter is a proud supporter of the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA).

AMSA is the peak body supporting more than 1,200 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.

The Men’s Shed mission is critical to the wellbeing of our communities. Learn more about our partnership with AMSA here.

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Texas Baby Back Ribs with a Spicy Kick

  • 2x Pork Ribs 600 gms each approx.
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon Oregano, dried
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin, ground
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander, ground
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Murray River salt flakes

Pork Glaze

  • ¼ cup Chilli Paste (Sriracha)
  • 1 tablespoon Light Soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Honey


  1. Preheat your gas BBQ on high.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients for the spicy rub together in a bowl.
  3. Mix your glaze ingredients in another bowl.
  4. Season your ribs, with salt and pepper, coat the ribs in the spice mix on both sides
  5. Pop the ribs on the BBQ.
  6. Turn the heat down to a low to medium, close the lid and leave for 30 minutes.
  7. Turn the ribs every 10 minutes
  8. Brush the ribs with the glaze, touching up the glaze every 10 minutes
  9. Turn heat down to low.
  10. All BBQ’s are different. Adrian cooks the ribs over a low heat so the ribs become tender, keeping the heat low and slow will keep the pork and glaze from burning.
  11. Test to see if they are tender.
  12. Serve with your favourite salad.

Serves 6