Friday, July 3, 2009

Oven Ribs

I really wish I had this smell permeating through my home everyday!!! It's almost as good as brownies baking :) Kroger had pork spareribs on sale for $.97/lb and there was no way I could pass up such a deal! I've always made them the same way (aside from a time or two when I got daring and tried a new recipe)...I put them on a rack with a little water, cook them for several hours on a 275 degree oven (covered) and then remove the cover for the last 30 minutes and add BBQ sauce. NEVER AGAIN!!!! I loved boiling them first--they were so tender before I even put them in the oven! I look forward to trying this sauce again, maybe even on baby back ribs :)

Oven Ribs
8 pounds pork spareribs
2 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce (of course I used Sweet Baby Rays!)
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons steak sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced (I'm pretty sure I added a *bit* more!)


Place the ribs in a large stock pot with enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In medium saucepan, combine ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, steak sauce and garlic; blend well. Cook the sauce over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.

Cut the ribs between the bones and place in a baking pan. Pour sauce over ribs, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.

***I'd also like to wish my sister, Sarah, (Delectable Dining) a very Happy Birthday!!!!!***

Adapted from Allrecipes


  1. I love the sound of these ribs and in the oven, no mess. The sauce sounds fantastic. Happy Brithday to your sister.!!

  2. These sound so good! I hope we have some ribs on sale like that soon. Have a great holiday weekend :)

  3. Visiting from SITS...this sounds delicious!

  4. My sister is a blogger too - so fun to have someone to share it with!

    Your ribs really sound outstanding!

  5. Oh these look SOOO good! Ribs like this are such a treat!

  6. thats cool about your sis will have to check out her blog, this sounds yummy and must be so tender

  7. Looks perfect for this holiday weekend. I go Krogering too: ) They've been having a sale on the baby back ribs and we have been eating them all summer. Yum!!

  8. Oh man...ribs always get the drool gland workin'! These sound delicious (and I know...boiling cuts down on time and guarantees that tender rib, so why not just do it!?). Happy Bday to Sarah...I'll go tell her (belated).

  9. Yummy!

    Visiting from SITS. Happy 4th of July!

  10. OMG, those are making my mouth water. Sooo trying this recipe soon! Thanks Rachel!