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Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs

Baked at a low temperature for several hours before a final glazing on the grill, these are reliably delicious pork ribs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork spare ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 582kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 2 ½ lbs. pork spare ribs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  • Place the rib slabs on foil lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle and then rub them with sea salt and black pepper (rubbing makes a difference in how the spices permeate the meat).
    spare ribs salted and ready to bake
  • Bake for 3 1/2-4 hours. The ribs should be easy to pierce with a toothpick, between the bones, when they are done.
  • If you are not grilling just yet, cool, wrap the ribs with the foil, and refrigerate.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, warm up the grill to a medium heat, and take the ribs out of the fridge.
  • Place the rib slabs onto the heated grill, coat them with sauce (one side at a time), and let the sauce cook and brown onto the ribs.
  • Serve with extra sauce.


Use a commercial barbecue sauce, or make the sauce below.