Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribs

Welcome to Van Wyngaardt’s recipe recommendation series!

Today, we’re cooking up succulent sweet and spicy bacon wrapped pork ribs.

Bacon plus ribs – for all pork meat lovers, it doesn’t get much better than that! 

You can choose from the following types of Van Wyngaardt bacon to use in the recipe.

  • Mild cured back bacon
  • Mild cured shoulder bacon
  • Mild cured streaky bacon

The recipe uses an oven to cook these ribs but you can throw them on the braai and they will turn out just as delicious. 


Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pork Ribs

An Affair from the Heart
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 1 kg Country Style Pork Ribs, about 8 ribs
  • 16 slices bacon, two slices for each rib
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder


  • *Please note: We'll be using an oven instead of a grill for this version of the recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 135°C.
  • Make seasoning mix by combining peppers, salt, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Lay ribs in a 9x13 aluminium pan. Sprinkle both the top and the bottom of each rib with the spice mix. Keep a small amount aside.
  • Wrap each rib with two slices of bacon, placing them back into the pan, seam side down.
  • Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the top of the bacon.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the bacon evenly.
  • Place in a preheated oven and bake at 135°C for 2 hours.

If you have tried this recipe, we would love to know how it turned out. You can share your feedback with us on our Facebook page. 

Where to buy Van Wyngaardt bacon

Van Wyngaardt’s exclusive bacon is available at selected supermarkets across South Africa. All bacon is expertly sealed to guarantee freshness.


Order South Africa’s best bacon and wholesale pork meat products online

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