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Guinness Braised Spare Ribs

More often than not this dish is served by either deepfrying the marinated spare ribs, grilling or barbecueing  them in your patio.  I prepared mine differently.  Marinated them with Oriental sauces  and chose an easy way out by cooking them in a pot, fuss-free!

Needless to say, I served these Guinness spare ribs with  my Guinness beer bread and they partnered each other really well, especially the sauce from the spare ribs.  No, no, my family members and I did not get intoxicated with an overdose of stout but my kitchen had a lingering aroma of stout till the next day!

Recipe for Guinness Braised Spare Ribs


  • 850 gm spare ribs cut into 4 inches length
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1.1/2  Tbsp jaggery  or brown sugar
  • 150 ml Guinness stout
  • 5 cloves garlic -pressed

  1. Marinate the spare ribs with the above ingredients except the cornflour, keep in the fridge, covered, preferably overnight. 
  2. Pour the spare ribs into a pot, add enough water to just cover the ribs.  Bring to the boil.
  3. Lower the heat, put the lid on and simmer till the meat is tender and cooked through.
  4. When you see signs of the meat pulling away from the bones, scoop up 1/2 a bowl of sauce, let cool.
  5. Continue simmering for a while.  Add cornflour to the sauce, mix well and pour the mixture into the ribs.  Give a quick stir to coat the ribs, turn off heat.
  6. Dish out and serve immediately.


  1. The ribs look so delicious. I really want to try cooking this. Also a good excuse to go out to buy guinness stout :)

    1. After cooking, you can't taste the stout. If you like more beer, then pour in a bit more while making the sauce.

  2. This is brilliant! The ribs look really tender.

  3. OMG... I am so trying this!! looks super yum and good for winter

  4. Hi Cheah, my husband will love this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks great! I love those ribs cook till fall apart. Thumbs up!

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    1. Yes. Are you hinting that you're on family way again...ha, ha!

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    1. You're most welcome and thanks for dropping by!

  8. Yummy, this looks delicious. I am sure the stout goes very well with the ribs!

    1. Oh yes, the stout does enhanced the flavour, if you like beer, that is!

  9. i cant imagine the taste but sounds like quite a rich in flavour kind of dish. So you didnt get intoxicated, did you your face go red?? ha!

    1. Rich flavour but you can't really taste the stout, only a very mild tinge of bitterness. Yes, I felt 'hot' after eating it!

  10. Haha...Cheah, looks like you have a lot of beer at home! Love your rib dish. Looks finger licking good. Perfect to go with your beer bread.

    1. Yes, got to finish them before expiry. Wish you were here to help me with it!

  11. looks like you are on a stout trail here lol! Great idea to use stout this way, won't get you drunk but taste yummy!

    1. Ya, looks like it. You won't get drunk with cooked stout!

  12. Oh haven't tried stout in any cooking & baking before. Boy, yours sounded so good.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. My first attempt too .... cooking with stout.

  13. Dear Cheah,

    I have heard of this recipe but have never tried it before. I assume they are pork ribs as opposed to beef ribs?

  14. Yes, they're pork ribs. I suppose you can use beef ribs as well.

  15. This is so simply to cook and superduperlicious!!!


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