Southern Style Barbecued Spareribs

Southern-style spare ribs
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  • 2 hrs 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 rack of ribs (serves 4 to 6)
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Southern style spareribs are baked with smoky homemade barbecue sauce. This is an easy, convenient set-and-forget meal for any night of the week. Worcestershire gives this BBQ sauce a nice southern tang.

What You'll Need

  • 4 pounds spareribs, cut in serving-size portions
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • dash liquid smoke
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

How to Make It

  1. Place spareribs on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  2. Pour water into the bottom of the pan to a depth of 1/2 inch.
  3. Cover tightly and bake at 300 F for 1 1/2 hours, until ribs are tender.
  4. Combine all remaining ingredients, blending well. Drain liquid from the ribs and remove​ the rack from pan.
  5. Pour 1 cup of the sauce over the ribs.
  6. Bake in open pan at 325 F for 30 minutes.
  7. Pour remaining sauce over ribs; bake 30 minutes longer.
  1. Baste occasionally to make sure ribs are completely covered.

Serves 4 to 6.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 567
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 438 mg
Carbohydrates 111 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 27 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)