Chimichurri Ribs

Super tender baby back ribs slathered with a delicious, zingy chimichurri, packed with parsley, oregano, mint, chilli, garlic and lots more. An absolute flavour bomb!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Meat


For the ribs:
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 kg rack pork loin ribs (baby back ribs)
For the chimichurri:
  • 15 g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 5 g fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 5 g fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (if you like things spicy, sub for a scotch bonnet pepper)
  • ½ small red onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oven to 150°C/fan 130°C. Combine the salt, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic granules and dried oregano in a small bowl.
  2. Arrange the rib racks in a single layer on a large chopping board or clean kitchen counter. Season with the dry-rub on both sides, patting it down into all the nooks and crannies.
  3. Double wrap each rack in foil; seal into a tight parcel. Arrange the rib parcels in a single layer on one (or two) baking sheets and bake until the ribs are very tender but not quite falling apart, around 2 ½ hours.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the chimichurri ingredients in a bowl; season with sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste. Cover with cling film and set aside.
  5. Take the ribs out of the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 230°C/fan 210°C. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Unwrap the rib parcels. Using tongs, carefully transfer the rib racks to the foil-lined baking sheet, leaving the juices behind. Roast for 10 minutes, or until browned.
  6. Transfer the ribs to a serving platter. Generously slather them with the chimichurri and serve, with extra chimichurri on the side.


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