Classic pork back ribs, also known as baby back ribs or loin ribs. Back ribs come from the loin area instead of the belly area. Not to be confused with the bigger spare ribs (also known as St. Louis style spare ribs). Back ribs are smaller and leaner, hence "baby" back ribs. These do not come from baby pigs! Borrowdale free-range Berkshire pork comes with excellent marbling and a great fat to meat ratio - the highest quality of back ribs that money can buy. These are made for slow-cooking or smoking. An excellent choice at any time of the year. Additional to sausages and burgers, pork ribs are always welcomed at BBQs. Busy folks like to cheat a bit and pre-cook the ribs in a pressure cooker and then finish them in the oven or grill for extra crispiness. Don't forget the BBQ sauce - absolutely essential. See the instructions below.
Rediscover the real taste of pork. Borrowdale pork is ethically raised family farmed pork in a stress-free environment, with the freedom to truffle, play, and wallow in the mud. Borrowdale's free-range pork has taken on the superior flavor and tenderness of pork from a bygone era. Free of growth hormones, antibiotics, or any nasties. Borrowdale pork has a superior flavor and tenderness that is all-natural and how pork should taste. Let your family rediscover the real taste of pork today. Read more about Borrowdale below.
Produced by family farmers Mark and Charisse Ladner from Gooralie Farm in Queensland, Australia. The farm is the only RSPCA approved (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) pig farmery in Queensland with the highest standards of ethical farming. It goes without saying that Borrowdale is part of the APIQ quality assurance program which sets the standards for responsible farming with care for animals, the environment, and their customers, by following safe and sustainable practices. To add to that, the pork has won the best pork award in Australia's "Steak Your Claim" in 2018. That's not all, Borrowdale is a 100% carbon neutral business, certified independently - they offset the carbon emissions by financing climate-friendly projects worldwide. Borrowdale only uses the International Gold Standard Certification of verifiable carbon credits as prescribed under the Kyoto Protocol.
Available Sizes: 700g (1.5lbs), 1kg (2.2lbs)
Shipping & Handling
Shipping and delivery is frozen
Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
In the fridge: approx. 48h In ice-water: approx. Not recommended
Slow cooking, oven or smoking only
Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months) Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.
Also known as
Loin ribs, baby back ribs,
Country of Origin
Horizon Farms, Inc.
✔ The Borrowdale brand is produced by Mark and Charisse Ladner who are the owners and operators of the Gooralie farm which is a free-range pork family business producing humanely farmed RSPCA Approved pork on their property near Goondiwindi, on Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs.
✔ Their farm is the longest standing RSPCA Approved piggery in Australia and the only approved pig farm in Queensland.
✔ The pigs live outdoors where they can truffle and play.
✔ Sows raise their piglets in individual straw-filled huts and have room to roam, can wallow in mud, and socialize with each other. Absolutely no gestation crates.
✔ Pigs are fed a natural, nutritiously balanced diet free of chemical residue, antibiotics, and growth hormones. All feed is free of GMOs.
✔ Of course, the animals do not undergo painful teeth clipping and tail docking and are free of nose rings.
✔ Borrowdale (a subdivision of Arcadian Organics) is a certified 100% carbon neutral business.
First of all, make sure you have completely defrosted the back rib. Due to its size, we do not recommend defrosting in water. Once defrosted pat dry with a paper towel.
Now comes a very important part. Turn the spare ribs bone up and take a few seconds to remove the tough membrane. If you leave the membrane attached your ribs will result in less-flavorful ribs and a tough texture.
If your grill, smoker, or pressure cooker is not big enough, simply cut the slab into smaller ribs - make sure to cut between the bones.
Back ribs need to be cooked slow and slow. Smoking is the best of course but for busy folks that won't be an option. So we cheat a little bit by using a pressure cooker. Simply season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Fit as much as you can into a pressure cooker and add a cup of beef stock made from bone broth or simply water if you don't have beef stock at hand. Cook for 40 to 90 minutes - this highly depends on your pressure cooker. Pro tip: If you're not sure about cooking times, always undercook rather than overcook! You can always bring the food back under pressure and continue cooking until you're happy with the results. We cooked ours for 40 minutes with an electric pressure cooker.
Now let's transfer the spare ribs to an oven tray. Make sure you don't hold them by the bone as they might fall off.
Slather the spare ribs with plenty of BBQ sauce. Don't forget the bottom as well. Best is to use a brush if at hand. Be generous.
Next, we need to cook them for another 15 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) to caramelize the BBQ sauce and make it sticky.
Back ribs are meat to be eaten with your hands, meat so tender it will fall apart by just looking at it. Serve while warm, don't forget the BBQ sauce! Incredibly juicy and ridiculously tasty.
Loved all around the year. Serve with fried potatoes and a coleslaw salad or corn knobs. Enjoy safe and high-quality pork spare ribs with the whole family.
Translated from Japanese: Because the large chicken bones are cut in two and in a pouch, it’s easy to put them in a pan and they’re very easy to use!
Above all, they taste amazing!
Until now, I used to buy Nagoya Cochin chicken bones in a department store, but in terms of taste and safety, these are better.
I’ve been enjoying making chicken broth for 4 days in a row.
I will order again!
Translated from Japanese: Bone broth made from these chicken bones is delicious just by adding herbs, salt and pepper.
Also, since it has a lot of meat, it’s recommended to break it down and boil it in soy sauce and mirin after making the bone broth.
If you mix it with rice, you can make delicious chicken rice.
However, be careful as there are many small bones.
For making bone broth.
Translated from Japanese: I bought it because it was a safe product. I'm making a nice scent in the slow cooker now ^ _ ^ There is no odor at all and it looks very delicious. It seems that you can serve delicious soup to your dog and family as well. Thank you very much.
I made a delicious soup ☆
Translated from Japanese: Arrived immediately after ordering. I made a delicious bone broth? (^ O ^) / I will order it again. I want to try other products ♪ Thank you!
Translated from Japanese: It’s a reorder.
I always use this to make soup.
The price is cheap and the meat delicious.
Translated from Japanese: I bought this whole chicken because I wanted to get soup stock out of the bones. I don't know how to cook many dishes, so I chose my favorite mizutaki.
Since the breeding period is long, I expected it to be old, but the taste is refreshing and the body is soft.
But hmm (tears)
I took the lye out carefully, but the unique taste and smell are spicy. Japanese chicken is very delicious with only salt, but this was not possible. You can't add garlic, onions or tomatoes. I managed to eat it with curry spice.
I should have followed the recommended recipe.
I want to eat naturally grazing chicken, so I will study how to cook it and try again.
I have a feeling that this will become a standard for celebrations!
Translated from Japanese: Even though the taste is strong, the fat is really delicious!!!
When eating this store’s chicken breast, I realized there’s a difference to usual chicken and because a family member’s birthday is near, I’ve decided to order this whole chicken.
I cooked it the same as always, but the meat quality is completely different!
The whole family is a total fan of this taste and aroma. Thank you (^^)
Translated from Japanese: Although I have bought several types of chicken here already, it’s my first time trying this whole chicken.
To prepare it carefully, I washed it, but even so, there was no fat or blood on the chicken.
It was the same with the other chicken products I already tried, but there was also not the characteristic (strong) smell of chicken.
Because it’s hard to know the chicken’s life from the packs that you can find in the supermarket, I could finally feel with this product that the chicken’s life was spent preciously. I’m thankful I’m able to enjoy this chicken meat and won’t waste a bite, as one shouldn’t forget this animal once had a precious life, too.
Although I boiled it for 1½ hours, the meat didn’t get dry, the fat sticking to the meat had no unpleasant smell and I got a soup with a golden color.
I order all the meat I need from this store, I’ve come to not like any other ones.
Although I eat a lot less meat now, I have not become a vegetarian or vegan yet, so I think I want to not forget to at least be thankful for the meal this chicken gave me.
I’m sorry for this long comment.
I will order again.
I tried a whole chicken for the first time.
Translated from Japanese: Preciously raised chickens packaged carefully (for delivery) arrived in the best condition possible.
I grilled it with natural salt and thyme from my garden. It was really delicious, a complete success. Even cooled down packed inside a bento, there is no unpleasant smell.
Translated from Japanese: I always buy it to make tail soup. Domestic Wagyu beef has a lot of oil, but this one has a moderate amount of oil and is delicious as it is without any preparation.
Translated from Japanese: I bought these to make bone broth easily and they were better than I expected.
Preparing the meat beforehand is recommended because it can be finished deliciously with salt and pepper without any odor by removing the lye only once.
It was delicious even with oatmeal and risotto.
Translated from Japanese: I order this every time. There is no smell and my whole family loves it.
It’s also excellent in nutrition, so I want to keep it on hand at all times.
Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup.
When it gets cold, the collagen hardens and I enjoy giving it to my dog like that or as a warm soup.
Translated from Japanese: I made a simple soup with green onions, radish and these oxtails.
The seasoning I used was only salt, pepper and soy sauce and when I slowly simmered it, it connected with the flavor of the vegetables and turned very delicious.
The price is high and it's a shame that we have to compromise with the price because it's grass-fed.
Translated from Japanese: I cooked one in the oven and put the other in a stew. The result is odorless, soft and delicious.
Translated from Japanese: This is my second time ordering. It was as delicious as last time, but this time it had a long bone and barely fit in the pressure cooker. 😅
It's like the meat in the old-fashioned anime Gyātoruzu. It's very satisfying to eat. I’d like to order again.
Translated from Japanese: I stewed it in wine inside a pressure cooker. The meat is beautiful and the taste is very good! Speaking of treats in NZ, as I was eating this meat, I was happy that I could order and cook it so easily. I’d like to order again.
I’m suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Translated from Japanese: I'm suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (CS), so I searched for safe meat that was drug-free and wasn't fed with strange foods. Sheep are said to be nutritious, but I can't find them in Japan, so I bought them in bulk up to the free shipping line, although it's a little expensive. I forcibly thawed and cooked it on the day I arrived, so it was still hard even if I used a pressure cooker, but it was delicious. I made tomato stew with it. The meat has a mellow lamb scent. Bone marrow is the best. The fat had a gummy-like feeling. I used to eat Genghis Khan, which only tasted like sauce, so I was satisfied with the lamb-taste spreading in my mouth. I'm looking forward to trying the other meats.
Translated from Japanese: The delivery was quick and the meat was better than I had imagined! It's safe and secure and I think this price is a good deal. I will order again.