I have a recipe that calls for baking spareribs for 6 hours in a 200° oven and finishing on a grill. Does this sound safe at such a low temperature? —E.O., Parma, Ohio
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a temperature of no lower than 325° should be used when roasting any meat. The USDA suggests roasting ribs at 350°, uncovered, in a shallow roasting pan. Roast 2-4 pounds of ribs for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until fork-tender. Finish on the grill, basting with barbecue sauce.