Barbecued Pork Spareribs

Barbecue Spareribs

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  • Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
659 Calories
31g Fat
29g Carbs
62g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 659
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 869mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 62g
Calcium 70mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the basic process for making barbecue spareribs. Smoke the ribs and serve them with a good helping of barbecue sauce.


  • 3 pounds (1.3 kg) pork spareribs
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 mL) barbecue sauce

Steps to Make It

1. Using your discretion and depending upon the size of your charcoal grill, light enough coals to heat the grill (about 10 to 15) to about 200 F / 95 C. Trim ribs' excess fat and place on grill. The goal here is to keep the barbecue about 200 F/95 C for 4 to 6 hours. Every two hours, or as needed, light 6 to 8 coals in a separate container (charcoal chimneys are great for this) and add to the barbecue when they start to turn white on the edges.

2. After five hours, brush liberally with heated barbecue sauce and continue cooking for another hour.