Southern-Style Barbecued Spareribs

Southern-style spareribs


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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1029 Calories
73g Fat
45g Carbs
50g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1029
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 73g 93%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 244mg 81%
Sodium 1694mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 961mg 20%
*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.)

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.


  • 4 pounds spareribs, cut into 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 freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 dash liquid smoke

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Steps 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.

  8. Baste occasionally to make sure ribs are completely covered.