Incredibly Easy Pork Spare Ribs

Cooking these ribs in the oven takes the stress out of long procedures such as preboiling or smoking. The results are fantastic.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 rack pork spare ribs, cut into 2-rib sections


  • Mix together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, mustard, rosemary, onion powder, salt, and cayenne in a small bowl. Distribute mixture evenly over the ribs. Allow the ribs to marinate in this “rub” for about 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place the ribs on a rack over a roasting pan with 3 inches of water in the roasting pan. Place in the oven for about 3½ hours or until you can easily pull a bone from the meat. Cover loosely with foil and let rest before serving.