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!

Notes... No need to worry about all that baked on grime and mess - clean up will be a cinch with Shine Dishwasher Pods :)

  • They look very enticing but, unfortunately, not for me. Have a high allergy to citrus


  • I’m not into meat, but my hub might like it.


  • YUmmo the balsamic vinegar combo with marmalade is a wonderful idea


  • Omg……mouth watering.


  • Bibs ready, we will be eating and cooking this.


  • awesome, my husband and I love ribs especially saucy, oozy, gooey ones (the kids not so much lol!) your marinade sounds amazing – cannot wait to give these a try – thank you for sharing your recipe!


  • Yes please,a delicious meal we love to eat!Thanks Nikki!


  • I never cook pork ribs, but you are tempting me!! And I love the idea of adding an orange to the oven tray!

    • Pork ribs are delicious – so worth trying out! :)


  • Thanks Nikki – these sticky ribs looks so mouth watering delicious! The perfect recipe for a crowd.


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