Skip to content

Brazilian Sticky Lamb Ribs Recipe

Prep

45 mins

Bake

2 hours

Serves

6-8

Difficulty

Medium

About

Fire up your BBQ and get inspired by the flavours of Brazil this summer with these tasty and sticky lamb ribs! Typically, the Brazilian lamb ribs recipe includes cumin, hot pepper, dried oregano and turmeric, but every household has their own variation. Can you handle the spice?

made using

Dark Brown Soft

View product 
Share this recipe
Instructions
Ingredients
Reviews
Step 1

Make the spice rub by combining the Tate & Lyle Dark Soft Brown Sugar, the spices, herbs and salt together in a bowl, then divide in half.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 170°C/Fan 150°, 325°F, Gas 3.

Step 3

Place the ribs in 2 large roasting tins, sprinkle them with half of the spice mixture and then rub it in well. Pour 100ml (3½floz) water into each pan. Roast on the top and middle shelves of the oven for 2 hours, swapping the pans over halfway through and turning the ribs over. Pour off the fat. They are ready when crisp, browned and all the fat has been rendered from the lamb.

Step 4

Whilst the ribs are cooking, make the barbecue sauce. Pour the oil into a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook over a lowish heat for 15-20 minutes until very soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the spice mixture and cook for 2 minutes. Add the apple juice and vinegar, then increase the heat and cook for about 12-15 minutes to reduce it down. Stir in the Tate & Lyle Dark Soft Brown Sugar and cook for another 3-4 minutes until thickened but still with some liquidity.

Step 5

Take some of the sauce and brush it all over the ribs. Return to the oven and cook for a further 8-10 minutes until sticky and glazed. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with the rest of the barbecue sauce.

Step 6

If barbecuing the ribs, cook them in the oven as before, brush with the sauce and then finish off on the barbecue over a moderate heat for a few minutes until sticky and glazed.

Make ahead

Step 1

Make the spice rub up to 2 weeks ahead and store in a jar.

Step 2

Make the barbecue sauce up to 2 weeks ahead and store in a lidded container in the fridge.

Ingredients – 9 items

Serving

1

For the spice rub

Fairtrade Dark Brown Soft

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Dark Soft Brown Cane Sugar

4 tbsp

Paprika

Sweet smoked

2 tbsp

Cumin

Ground

2 tbsp
Turmeric

Turmeric

Ground

1 tbsp
Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp
Black-pepper

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp
Mixed herbs

Dried oregano

4 tsp
Salt-table

Salt

2 tbsp

Lamb ribs

Cut into single ribs

2 kg

For the Barbecue Sauce

Rapeseed-oil

Vegetable oil

3 tbsp
Red-onion

Onion

Peeled and finely chopped

1
Garlic

Garlic clove

Peeled and crushed

6

Cider vinegar

75 ml
Fairtrade Dark Brown Soft

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Dark Soft Brown Sugar

75 g
Mixed-spice

Spice rub mixture

1/2

Apple juice

225 ml

Rate this recipe!

Share your thoughts or advice

Good job, now enjoy!

Don't forget to share your creation using our hashtags in the chance to get featured.

#TATE&LYLESUGAR #WELOVEBAKING
Tea and olive oil in a cake... Sounds strange, tastes incredible! 

With a pretty fresh orange topping, this fragrant cake has to be tasted to be believed. A great one to make for Mother's Day later this month... be sure to wash it down with a cup of tea.

Ingredients

2 Large Oranges
225ml Olive Oil
200g Ground Almonds
120g Polenta
1 tsp Baking Powder
3 Large Eggs
200g Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar
Semi Dried Oranges Slices 
Scented Thyme Leaves

Method

Peel one of the oranges removing the pith and chop finely, place in a bowl with the juice, to one side.
Heat the oven to 180c/160c Fan/Gas Mark 4.
Mix the almonds, polenta, baking powder in a bowl.
Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy, gradually pour in the olive oil once incorporated fold in the finely chopped orange, mix well and add the dry ingredients.
Pour the cake batter into a greased and lined 23cm round tin. Bake for approx. 55 minutes, use a skewer to test whether the cake is cooked, it should come out clean if it is, if not cook for a further 5-10 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack.
Slice the other orange finely and place the slices on a baking tray in the oven at 180c fan /Gas mark 6 for 8-10 minutes.
Allow to cool and decorate the cooled cake with the slices and some thyme sprigs.
There's a reason Tate & Lyle is Trusted By The Best. 

Because we're the high-quality cane sugar you can always count on, no matter what the recipe calls for!
We don't know why people put carrots in cake... but we applaud the zany person who first tried it! 🥕

Now here we all are in 2024 and it's National Carrot Cake Day - a day devoted to our favourite cream cheese and walnut-covered beauties.

(And a great excuse to go bake one!) Here's our recipe - link in bio!
A bit more of an experimental pancake offering here... filled with kimchi and Asian flavours! 

Ideal for anyone who's gone off jam or lemon juice this week, we recommend trying out this much more savoury stack:

Ingredients:

For The Kimchi:

1 Chinese Cabbage
6 cloves garlic crushed
5cm Ginger grated
2 Tbsp Fish sauce
2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
1 Tbsp Tate & Lyle Preserving Sugar
3 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
8 Radishes, coarsely grated
2 Carrots, cut into matchstick pieces
4 Spring onions, finely sliced

For The Pancakes:

2 Medium Eggs
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
200g Kimchi
3 Tbsp Kimchi Brine
225g Plain flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
100ml Water
6 Spring onions finely sliced
Oil to fry

Method:

For the Kimchi:
-Quarter the cabbage and remove the core, slice into strips of approx 25mm. Place in a bowl with two teaspoons of sea salt. Leave for 1 hour.
-Mix the garlic, ginger, fish sauce, siracha sauce, sugar, rice vinegar together.
-Rinse the cabbage and drain well, transfer to a large bowl mix the paste in along with the radishes, carrots and spring onions.
-Pack the Kimchi into Kilner jars and leave to ferment overnight at room temperature.
-Chill the next days. It will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

For the Kimchi Pancakes:
-Whisk the eggs with the soy sauce, blend in the brine and the water.
-Blend in the flour and baking powder mix well and add the chopped Kimchi.
-Add half of the sliced spring onions to the mix.
-Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Add spoonfuls of the batter to the base of the pan allowing a little space between each one.
-Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
-Make 15 small pancakes.
-They can also be frozen, so why not freeze half of the batch if they've not already been demolished!
No aspartame. Low in calories. And no compromise in taste. Looks like it’s not just sugar we’re experts in… Tate & Lyle Sweetener - now available from @Asda & @Sainsburys.
Baking better is as easy as reaching for the right sugar.

And a sprinkle (or spoonful!) of Light Brown Soft Cane Sugar brings a little hint of caramel and a whole load of soft texture to your bakes.

We never make cookies without it!
This one goes out to all the sweet toothers... a buttercream board! Make a simple buttercream and top with your favourite sweet treats ❤️
Pancake Day is on Tuesday! Did you forget again?

Well now you know, which means there's time to prep a beautiful Buttermilk Pancake Traybake topped with fresh strawberries and a dusting of icing sugar!
Cookies to roll the red carpet out for!

We adore Red Velvet Cake, but why should that delicious taste always be imprisoned in a sponge!?

It's time to start a red velvet revolution!
Highlighting #TrustedByTheBest bakeries has seen us travel to every corner of the UK, but we're not even nearly finished yet! 

There are dozens more brilliant people we want to shine our spotlight on in 2024 and we've already got a beloved bakery in our sights...

Can you guess where we're headed next?

Our Products

View all products