Tender Barbecued Spareribs

Want an easy way to impress a crowd? These fall-apart spareribs are just the ticket. To cook in the oven, bake at 350°F for 30 minutes on each side, brushing regularly with the sauce.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 racks spareribs (about 4 lbs. total)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled, and chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup ketchup
  • 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. hot chili sauce


  • Cut the ribs apart into serving-sized pieces (no more than 2 spareribs per serving).
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the ribs. Bring the water back to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer the ribs, covered, for 30 minutes or until tender.
  • While the ribs are simmering, heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the onion and garlic. Cook on medium-low heat until the onion is tender. Add the ketchup, vinegar, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot chili sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium. Place the spareribs on the grill and brush with the barbecue sauce. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, turning the ribs regularly and brushing with the barbecue sauce.