They have to be one of the most fun, yet most messy things to eat. But that’s the whole point right? These spicy and sticky BBQ ribs will be a meal the whole fam will love

Prep 20 min  | Cook 2.5 hours  | Serves 4

Recipe By: Penny Benjamin / @pennybenjamin.nutritionist



  • 1kg free range pork ribs (or beef or lamb if you prefer)
  • 1 cup passata (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Gevity Rx Natural Bone Broth Body Glue
  • 1 onion - roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper to season


  • 1 small head of red cabbage (or 1/4 large head) - shredded
  • 2 medium carrots - julienned
  • 1/2 capsicum - julienned
  • 3 cup kale leaves - thinly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Gut Loving Mayo or mayo of choice 
  • Juice of 2 Lemons

Cauliflower & Broccoli Mash:

  • 1/2 a medium head of cauliflower (or use the whole head, and have leftovers)
  • 1/2 a medium head of broccoli (or use the whole head, and have leftovers)
  • 2 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tbsp Gevity Rx Natural Bone Broth Body Glue 
  • 2 tbsp organic butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp dried or fresh rosemary sprigs
  • handful of your favourite bitey cheddar or parmesan cheese (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C
  2. Ribs: Place all ingredients except the ribs into a deep casserole dish and give them a bit of a mix with a wooden spoon
  3. Add the ribs and generously coat with the mixture
  4. Place the lid on the dish and cook for 2-2.5 hours
  5. Once ribs are done, to make the mash you break/cut the cauliflower and broccoli into florets and steam in a pot on the stove until tender
  6. Transfer to a blender with the remaining ingredients and blend into a mash-like consistency
  7. Chop/prepare the slaw vegetables as described above. Place in a large salad bowl
  8. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and lemon juice together
  9. Pour mayo mixture over the salad and toss to coat/combine
  10. Serve the ribs hot with slaw and mash


  • We suggest using cashew cheese over dairy in the mash. Alternatively, there are some awesome hemp "parmesans" around atm which would be great sprinkled on top
  • Penny's Gut Loving Mayo recipe is delicious and great to have on hand. Make a batch to use in the slaw and use the rest on EVERYTHING


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