Easy Baked Spareribs

Easy Baked Spareribs
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 3 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 Pounds (4 to 6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
764 Calories
41g Fat
12g Carbs
82g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Pounds (4 to 6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 764
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 262mg 87%
Sodium 486mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 82g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*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.)

These baked spareribs are flavored with a tasty homemade sauce. 

The easy ketchup based sauce includes paprika and chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and seasonings, and no added sugar. If you like a spicier sauce, try this spicy sauce with molasses or this bourbon sauce.

For grilled flavor, transfer the baked ribs to the grill for the last 15 minutes.


  • 4 pounds pork spareribs
  • 2 medium onions (sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F

  2. Remove the silver skin from the back of the ribs. Use a towel or paper towel to grasp an end of the silver skin and pull it off.

  3. Cut the racks into serving-size portions. Sprinkle the spareribs with salt and pepper.

  4. Place the ribs in a foil-lined roasting pan and cover with the onions.

  5. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over the ribs.

  6. Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours. Baste occasionally and turn spareribs a few times.

  7. Remove the foil and continue baking for about 15 minutes to brown the spareribs.

Recipe Variations

  • For a sweeter sauce, add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar or molasses.
  • For grilled spareribs, remove the foil and transfer the ribs to the hot gas or charcoal grill. Cook for about 15 minutes longer, or until well browned.