BBQ Spare Ribs

Roasting the ribs plain before adding the barbecue sauce removes some of the fat and also makes the ribs crisper.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. meaty pork spare ribs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. adobo sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper and place in heavy baking pan. Roast ribs, uncovered, for 1 hour. Drain fat from pan.
  • While ribs are roasting, in heavy saucepan sauté onions and garlic in vegetable oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20–25 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened. Pour over ribs in baking pan. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and roast ribs for 80–95 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce, until ribs are very tender.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. meaty pork spare ribs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. adobo sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper and place in heavy baking pan. Roast ribs, uncovered, for 1 hour. Drain fat from pan.
  • While ribs are roasting, in heavy saucepan sauté onions and garlic in vegetable oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20–25 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened. Pour over ribs in baking pan. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and roast ribs for 80–95 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce, until ribs are very tender.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories710
Total Fat49g
Saturated Fat16g
Cholesterol165mg
Sodium1570mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars26g
Protein35g