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Electric Ladyland Ribs – Onion braised ribs inspired by Jimi Hendrix favorite meal

Delicious ribs based on the favorite meal of legend Jimi Hendrix: onion smothered pork chops! These Electric ladyland ribs are onion smothered. Jimi would probably have loved these.

Tools you might need:

Cast Iron Baking tray. Certainly look for a cast iron tray. It brings a nice depth to the flavor of the onions. Read more about it in the article.


Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2


  • 2 slabs of ribs
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 2 Tbsp sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp Boereworst spices (Recipe here)
  • 5 large yellow onions
  • 1 Tsp 5 spice powder
  • 1 Tsp fennel powder
  • 1 Tsp sage powder



  1. Start by setting up your BBQ for an indirect cooking session at low temperature (110°C/230°F)

  2. While the BBQ is gaining temperature you rub the slabs with a mixture of equal parts mustard and sriracha and sprinkle the spices on top of them.

  3. Slice the onions and spice them with 5 spice powder, fennel powder and sage.

  4. Put the sliced onions on a cast iron baking tray (I recommend cast iron for the full development of flavors)

  5. Place the ribs on top of the onions.

  6. Put the tray in the BBQ for 1.5 hrs. Meanwhile the onions will start to caramelize.

  7. After an hour and a half take a look if the onions are caramelized. If not put the plate on top of the fire until the onions are browned.

  8. Put half of the caramelized onions on top of the ribs and smother them for another hour and a half.

Remove the ribs from your BBQ and serve! Have a nice meal!