Cooking Spare Ribs

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Spare ribs can be prepared in a number of ways, the grill being only one. This is a page about cooking spare ribs.


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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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August 31, 20090 found this helpful
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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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February 5, 20110 found this helpful
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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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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). Bring to a rolling boil, cover and turn to medium - low. Cooking on low will minimize shrinkage. Steam your rack of pork ribs until tender. Babybacks take about 2 hours.


Remove ribs and cool enough to handle. Cut into individual ribs and baste liberally with your favorite sauce. Place in hot (400 degree F) oven. Convection ovens work well for this. Baste after 10 minutes. Cook another 10 minutes or until ribs are coated with cooked in sauce

Tip: you can put these on a hot BBQ instead of baking

Use the water in the steamer (pork broth by now, lol) to cook rice or potatoes or freeze in 1 quart baggies for later use as stock.

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