Cooking Spare Ribs


  • 4 slabs of ribs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (or more)
  • 2 Tbsp. salad oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 sliced onions
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  • 8 green onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


Brown cut up slabs on both sides. Put browned ribs in a Dutch oven or heavy pot with about 1 cup water and simmer, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes. Mix together all other ingredients and pour over ribs. Bring to a boil once, then turn heat low and simmer, basting frequently. Cook for about 3 hours. Perfect for crock pots. Makes 8 servings. May be frozen and reheated. Pork steaks may be substituted.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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May 21, 2007

This recipe is from my friend who lives in Canada, and is her specialty. Enjoy! Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cut the ribs apart.

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Place ribs on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.

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July 18, 2001

These ribs are so simple to prepare. Start them at noon or let them cook all day long for fall-off-the-bone tenderness.

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I want to cook some spareribs. How long do I bake them and what is a good simple dry rub for flavor?

By elena sipkins from White Plains, NY


August 8, 20090 found this helpful
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Bubba's Ribs

Wash ribs
I cut them into 3-5 bone width - easier to handle
Sprinkle lemon-pepper on both sides
Lay face down (bone ends up) on SARAN wrap
Fold to the inside of rib
Lay face down on Reynolds Aluminum Foil - Shiny side OUT
Fold to the inside of rib
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
Place on cookie sheet on center self location
Cook for two (2) hours
Place on a cutting board at the sinks edge
Make a BOAT out of the foil
Slip the SARAN wrap from around ribs
Juice will stay in foil
Twist bones and pull out
Cut up meat and place in a bowl
Place on grill for smoke flavoring - NO DIRECT HEAT
Lock your door so the neighbors can't get in

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Bubba's Ribs Additional Information

Saran wrap is thicker than the other brands of wrap. I can assure you that the Saran wrap will not melt, if it is placed inside the Reynolds Aluminum Foil. I have been using this recipe for over 12 years and I have never, not even once, had the Saran wrap melt.

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Bubba, plastic wrap releases cancer causing toxins when heated. I truly hope you stop using it for cooking and just use two pieces of foil for your ribs instead.

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Here is a great recipe for spare ribs that I have been using for years. Enjoy!


3 pounds pork spareribs or pork baby back ribs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


Cut spareribs into serving-size pieces. Place ribs, bone side down, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Drain.
Combine all the remaining ingredients; brush some of glaze on ribs. Bake, uncovered, 30-45 minutes longer or until meat is tender, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze. Yield: 4 servings.

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June 15, 2013

Do you bake the ribs for one hour without the glaze?

By Nida


June 19, 20130 found this helpful

I know someone who "bakes off" their ribs before putting them on the grill then adding the sauce the last few minutes.

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January 28, 2020

These savory boneless pork ribs can be served as an appetizer with Chinese hot mustard, ketchup and sesame seeds. Or serve with rice and veggies for a hearty meal.

A plate of Chinese boneless spareribs

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February 6, 2013

Ribs are a barbecue favorite. This page contains barbecued spare ribs recipes.

Barbecued Spare Ribs

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Put about 3 inches of water in your steamer OR use a large turkey roaster. You can balance a broiling rack on 4 wadded up balls of aluminum foil in lieu of a steamer. Add crushed garlic cloves and cut onion to water (you can substitute beer for water if you like).

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