Easy Baked Spareribs

Glazed spareribs on a plate

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, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and seasonings, with no added sugar. If you like a bit of a kick, these go just as well with spicier sauces.

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


Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

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

  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 wet ingredients and spices. 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 charcoal or gas grill. Cook for about 15 minutes longer, or until well browned.