Michelle, from Harewood...

Flintstone Ribs

These delicious pork ribs can be cooked in the morning and served in minutes later that night leaving you plenty of time to relax with friends or family. A mother of five boys, 8-22 yrs these Flintstone Ribs never fail to please. Hubby loves them with a cold one while the league is on. (Must be comfort food if you've watched the league lately!) The meat falls off the bones and the sauce they are covered in will leave you thinking you have died and gone to heaven! Enjoy!

214 Votes Since September 7th


  • About 2kg pork ribs
  • pepper and salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbspn tomato sauce
  • 2 tspn mixed mustard
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tspn garlic salt
  • 1/2 tspn celery salt


  1. place pork ribs in roasting pan
  2. add water
  3. season with salt and pepper
  4. cover tightly with foil
  5. bake at 180 deg for about 2 hrs until meat is tender adding more water if necessary.
  6. Sauce: Bring remaining ingredients to boil in saucepan.
  7. when bones are required, brush them on both sides with sauce.
  8. heat under grill turning at least once until sauce bubbles.
  9. great served with baked potato dripping in garlic butter and a large dollop of sour cream.
Serves Cooking Time Prep Time
4-6 2hrs 10 mins



I spend all day running around in my car (literally) and I get home and Wilma has made me this! It really is a perfect end to a (prehistoric) day.


Try theses they are just delicious and a great time saver.


Just made these for tea, these are amazing so tender and moist. Everyone must try these!


These ribs are the best ribs i have had in my life!
Easy to make and taste & texture is a definite 10/10
Thank you so much Michelle:)


Just finished eating them....and oh my are they scrumptious! My children don't normally eat meat at dinner time but this time they wolfed it down- the whanau fought each other for the last one.


I have tasted some very good mains in my time and this meal is top quality fit for a king.


after reading Tim's comment I made these for my husband and he loved them. They really do fall apart in your mouth. Leave Lonestars for dead!!!


I have never really gone out of my way to eat pork but there is pork and there is pork? Undescribable recipe. You need to be on TV Michelle. Cheers.

Mother of a vegetarian

I was at home today and just surfing the net when i came across this. I decided to try this although only me and my husband eat meat when i placed this on the dinner table tonight it turned my vegetarian kids into meat lovers. Thanks tons michelle I was getting worried about my kids not getting enough protein.


My boys ate like they were hobos they 100% loved it!

Chow ling

Coming from an asian culture we normally have rice but finding this while at home was amazing! My kids loved it and they put it into the recipe box we have.
Thanks michelle for a great recipe!


Wow,a special thanks to all my sons friends who are voting for me. You guys rock! Bit like the flintstones! (And the Ribs of course)


Hi Michelle, I was wondering what is the difference with the Tomato Sauce and Tomato Ketchup. I am wanting to try these for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks


Hi Robert.The only difference I can notice is Tom sauce is heaps runnier and ketchup thicker. They taste a bit different too.I use cerebos ketchup. Stick with the recipe it is so good. I also use the masterfoods seasoning.cook the ribs whole, don't cut them. let me know how it goes. Enjoy!


Yabba Dabba Do!!! Bam Bam loves them.Dinos not getting any :)


Hi can you tell me what you mean by mixed mustard- is it a type or is it powder vs ready made?

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