Pork Spareribs Recipe

Barbecue Pork Spareribs

Favorite Restaurant Barbecue Sauce

Restaurant guests count this restaurant recipe for Pork Spareribs as one of their favorite restaurant recipes ...but ...not always for lunch.

Why do you suppose?

The Barbecue Spareribs are a two or three napkin meal! People like to "dig in" but don't want to risk getting "messy" at lunch when they need to return to work.

For dinner, when they can return home after enjoying this pork recipe and not have to go back to work or where ever, they devour these ribs.

It is fun to watch the guests. They start by carefully using knife and fork, but before too long, the fingers are in action! I love it! And the guests love this favorite restaurant pork recipe.

There are three different methods for cooking the spareribs described on this page. Just select the method that is most convenient for you. The ribs will be great regardless of what method you choose. The real secret to this recipe is actually the barbecue sauce recipe.

The sauce recipe is on the website. Just click the link to view it.

Pork Spareribs Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Barbecue Sauce


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs, cut into two rib pieces
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 quart of the barbecue sauce


Instructions: Oven Method

  • Salt and pepper the ribs
  • Place the ribs in a roasting pan with inside of ribs down
  • Place the ribs in a 300-325 degree F oven until browned (about 1 hour)
  • Drain fat from pan
  • Spoon about 1 cup of the sauce over the ribs to coat them with a thin layer
  • Turn the ribs over and coat with more sauce
  • Bake 45 minutes
  • Turn and coat the ribs with the remaining sauce
  • Bake until tender (about 40-60 minutes more)

Instructions: Slow Cooker Method (Crock Pot)

  • Salt and pepper the ribs
  • Brown the ribs in a skillet over medium low heat
  • Pour enough sauce in the crock pot to cover the bottom
  • Put one layer of ribs in the cooker and pour a thin layer of sauce over the ribs
  • Put one more layer of ribs in the cooker and pour a thin layer over those
  • Continue layering until all the ribs are in the cooker
  • Pour remaining sauce over the ribs
  • Cook on high heat for one hour
  • Turn heat down to low and cook about 6 hours or until very tender


Instructions: Boiling:

(Spareribs are sometimes boiled and it does speed up the cooking time but over-boiling will turn them mushy. Be careful. Here is a further explanation.)

  • Place the ribs in a large stock pot and cover with boiling water
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the ribs are tender
  • Drain and place ribs in a shallow or low roasting pan
  • Pour the special barbecue sauce over the ribs, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours
  • Drain excess sauce into a bowl (do not leave excess sauce on the ribs or they may burn while grilling
  • Grill ribs for 30 minutes, basting with the sauce frequently the last 15-20 minutes

TA-DA! That's it. Now you and your family can enjoy these wonderful pork spareribs.

Thanks for visiting and wanting recipes that work. With these recipes, you can cook with confidence and style,  even if you use your fingers! :-) - Donna

"If I had to narrow my choice of meats down to just one for the rest of my life, I am quite certain that meat would be pork."

James Beard

                                         (I ate as I cooked at home!)