18/08/2015 1:02 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST

Boxing Day BBQ: A Beer Basted Ribs Recipe Anyone Can Make


Iconic beer brand Tooheys has launched a cookbook and the recipes are far better than a pub pie from the bain marie to line the stomach. We vote the sticky barbecued rib recipe as a winner -- as it has managed to find yet another use for Tooheys.


  • 1kg pork ribs
  • 375ml bottle Tooheys Old
  • 1/4cup orange juice 1 cup smoky barbecue sauce
  • 1/3cup malt vinegar
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger


  1. Cut the ribs into smaller racks of 4–6 ribs. Mix together the Tooheys Old, orange juice, barbecue sauce, malt vinegar, garlic and ginger. Pour into a sealable plastic bag, add the spare ribs, seal and toss to coat. Place into the fridge to marinate for at least an hour (or overnight).
  2. Transfer the ribs and their marinade to a large wide saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook very gently for 1 hour, turning the ribs occasionally to make sure they are covered in the liquid. Remove the ribs from the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the remaining marinade for 10 minutes or until reduced and thickened slightly to make a sauce.
  3. Preheat a barbecue grill over medium-high heat. Cook the ribs for 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally until well browned. Brush with the sauce occasionally during cooking. To get that authentic sweet, charred taste, use an American-style smoky barbecue sauce. We like a good hickory-smoked sauce, which you can find at most supermarkets these days.

PREP TIME: 20 minutes + 1 hour marinating

COOKING TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes


From the Tooheys Cooking Handbook RRP $39.99, available now from booksellers and online retailers.