• Serves 8
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


These Sweet Sticky Citrus Ribs are now an all time favourite in our house! Have a little fun and get creative with your marinade inclusions – spice it up with some chilli flakes or add a little more lemon juice. And you could switch pork for beef ribs easily.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 1 cup Marmalade, any type is fine
  • 1/2 cup Thick Balsamic Vinegar
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch White Pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 kgs Pork Ribs, cut through into single ribs
  • 3 large Capsicums, seeded and sliced
  • 4 Red Onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Orange, chopped
  • 1 bunch Fresh herbs (any type however we used Thyme in our recipe)


  1. Combine the lemon juice, marmalade, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Pour the marinade mix over the pork ribs and mix well. At this stage, you can marinate for up to 12 hours if you're working ahead or prefer a deeper flavour.
  3. Make a bed of the capsicum, onions, orange and herbs in a large baking dish and then place all the ribs on top.
  4. Cover and seal with foil and cook in a medium oven or bbq (with lid down) for 1.5 - 2 hours.
  5. For the last 20 - 30 mins remove the foil so that your ribs brown up beautifully. You may like to turn up the heat slightly to assist with browning.
  6. Serve with a fresh salad and some baked potatoes. And plenty of paper towel - you'll be licking your fingers a lot!


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  • I’d probably substitute the ribs for something else as I need more meat than what you get on ribs. But looks tasty!


  • Thank you so much for this amazing recipe I am definitely going to cook these this weekend. Yum.


  • You definitely need foil. I would put some on the shelf on the top of the shelf the next lower shelf instead of the bottom of the oven. The shelves in my oven are tight fitting and not easy to to get out


  • Great for those messy meal times.


  • Oh hubby would love these


  • We love sticky ribs! These look fantastic! The lemon will give them a fresh zing – a lovely alternative to the usual sauce!


  • Oh how succulent these do look. Thank you, love the recipe!


  • Yum I’m interested in trying these .. I think the citrus flavour would add that extra pop and be something a little different to the usual bbq flavour.


  • I would love to try this! Looks amazing, thanks for sharing!


  • Yum Yum Yum!! These look amazing!!!


  • This would just ooze yummy flavour.


  • I love a good rib, have never tried to make these at home.


  • Sweet sticky citrus ribs!!! Sounds good yum


  • Looks and sounds delicious. Alas I can’t make it because of my citrus allergy. Enjoy yourselves


  • I am totally printing out this recipe. This looks and sounds delicious.


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