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Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe


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Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe

© 2014 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Pork spareribs are topped with a quick balsamic vinegar barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven. The meat literally falls off the bone. If you like that char on your ribs, you can finish them on the grill or under the broiler. The easy barbecue sauce is a tangy delight. Make up a batch to keep on hand for other meats and seafood. This method will also work on beef ribs.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 4 pound slab of pork spareribs
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ----------
  • For the Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 2 to 3 large juicy lemons)
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Hot sauce to taste, optional


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Select a large baking pan to fit ribs in one layer. Line with heavy duty foil. Place baking rack (a cake rack works fine) inside lined pan to keep ribs from resting on the bottom of the pan.

Remove the thin membrane from the back side of the ribs if not already done by the butcher. Sprinkle boths sides of the spareribs liberally with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place seasoned ribs on the rack in the baking pan.

Prepare sauce by combining lemon juice, bottled barbecue sauce, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and hot sauce in a bowl. Stir vigorously until combined. (Makes about 3 cups of barbecue sauce.)

Pour half of sauce into a separate container and set aside. Drizzle remaining sauce over the top of the ribs, covering all exposed areas.

Cover pan tightly with heavy-duty foil. Bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until tender.

Serve spareribs with reserved barbecue sauce. Optional: You can char the ribs on the grill or under the broiler before serving if you wish.

Cook's note: Make up a batch of the barbecue sauce and refrigerate. Great for chicken, beef, pork, and shrimp.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe Photo © 2010 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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