Spare Ribs in Oven

If you're looking for a delicious and easy way to cook spare ribs, then using your oven is a great option. Spare ribs are a popular cut of meat that are flavorful and tender when cooked correctly. With the right recipe, you can achieve the perfect balance of savory, sweet, and smoky flavors.

Oven cooking is also convenient, as you don't need a grill or smoker. In this recipe, we'll show you how to make spare ribs in the oven that are fall-off-the-bone tender and packed with flavor.

Why This Recipe Works

This spare ribs in the oven recipe is a great choice for anyone who loves tender and juicy ribs with a flavorful crust. One of the best things about this recipe is that it requires minimal effort, making it perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. The ribs are simply seasoned with a blend of spices and then baked in the oven for a few hours until they are fall-off-the-bone tender. The addition of a homemade barbecue sauce during the final stages of cooking adds a delicious tangy sweetness to the ribs that is sure to please any palate. Another great thing about this recipe is that it is easily customizable. You can adjust the spice level and sweetness of the barbecue sauce to your liking, or even substitute it for your favorite store-bought sauce.

One of the biggest advantages of making ribs in the oven is that it allows you to achieve perfectly cooked ribs without the need for a grill or smoker. This is especially helpful for those who live in apartments or areas where outdoor grilling is not allowed. Additionally, cooking the ribs in the oven means that you have more control over the temperature and cooking time, which can help prevent the ribs from becoming dry or tough. Overall, this spare ribs in the oven recipe is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a quick and easy way to make delicious, restaurant-quality ribs at home.

Ingredients

Pork spare ribs - The star of the dish; choose meaty, high-quality ribs for best results. (Substitute: beef ribs)

Barbecue sauce - Adds a sweet, tangy flavor; use store-bought or homemade. (Substitute: ketchup mixed with brown sugar)

Brown sugar - Enhances sweetness and caramelization. (Substitute: honey or maple syrup)

Garlic powder - Provides a savory flavor boost. (Substitute: fresh minced garlic)

Paprika - Adds a smoky, mild spice to the dish. (Substitute: smoked paprika or chili powder)

 Tips

  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs for more tender results.
  • Marinate the ribs overnight for deeper flavor penetration.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure ribs are cooked to a safe internal temperature.
  • For a spicier kick, add some cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the barbecue sauce.
  • Broil the ribs for a few minutes after baking for a crispy, caramelized exterior.

 How to Serve

These succulent spare ribs are great as a main course, served alongside your favorite side dishes. The rich, smoky flavors are sure to satisfy your taste buds and impress your guests.

  1. Serve with coleslaw and cornbread for a classic Southern meal.
  2. Pair with roasted vegetables and a fresh salad for a balanced, healthy dinner.
  3. Create a loaded baked potato bar with various toppings for a fun, interactive dining experience.

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Spare Ribs in Oven

If you're looking for a delicious and easy way to cook spare ribs, then using your oven is a great option. Spare ribs are a popular cut of meat that are flavorful and tender when cooked correctly
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Course: dinner, meat
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue sauce, pork ribs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds pork spare ribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C).
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Remove the membrane from the ribs and rub the spice mixture evenly over the ribs.
  • Wrap the ribs tightly in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bones.
  • Remove ribs from the oven, unwrap, and brush with barbecue sauce.
  • Broil on high for 3-5 minutes, until the sauce is caramelized.

Notes

  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs for more tender results.
  • Marinate the ribs overnight for deeper flavor penetration.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure ribs are cooked to a safe internal temperature.
  • For a spicier kick, add some cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the barbecue sauce.
  • Broil the ribs for a few minutes after baking for a crispy, caramelized exterior.
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