|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 72g||93%|
|Saturated Fat 22g||108%|
|Total Carbohydrate 44g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 36g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||12%|
|*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.|
This recipe for spareribs is made with a marinade and easy sauce for grilling. Spareribs are a type of pork ribs. They are very versatile and are cooked and eaten in many cuisines around the world. The pork spareribs are cut from the lower portion of a pig; they specifically come from the belly and breastbone. A full set of spareribs include 11 to 13 long bones. This recipe provides you with steps to make both a marinade and a homemade barbecue sauce. The marinade is used to tenderize the meat and can be left on the meat for as long as one night. The barbecue sauce is used for basting and flavoring the ribs as they cook. It's also a great classic recipe anytime you need a barbecue sauce.
3 to 4 pounds spareribs, cut into serving-size portions
For the Marinade:
1 cup hot water
1/3 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large bay leaf, crumbled
For the Sauce:
1/3 cup vinegar
2/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Arrange ribs in a nonreactive container, such as a deep glass dish or stainless steel.
Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl.
Pour the hot marinade over the ribs. Cover and refrigerate the ribs for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl. Heat charcoal grill, if you are using. If you are using a gas grill, heat the grill to medium.
Remove the ribs from the marinade (discard the marinade) and place them on the grill. Let the meat sear over the hot grill.
Turn ribs over and sear the other side. Baste the ribs with the barbecue sauce.
Continue to cook the ribs, turning and frequently basting, until tender, about 50 to 60 minutes. Keep watch to avoid any flare-ups on the grill, as that will char the meat.
The ribs are finished when they feel tender in the thickest sections. Serve the ribs with your favorite barbecue sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and grilled corn.
- Do note that this recipe requires some active grilling work, with frequent basting and turning for about 50 to 60 minutes. While it's not complicated work, it can be very hot and will require minimal attention to time and the ribs. This is not a set it and forget it type of rib recipe. In addition to a nonreactive container to marinate the ribs, you'll also want a basting tool. A silicone basting brush or even a spare paintbrush (designated to be used only with food) will work.