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These ribs bake up tender and flavorful, coated with a simple-to-make sauce. Folk agree they're finger-lickin' good.—Lornetta Kaminski, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:100 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 100 servings


  • 100 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 8 bottles (42 ounces each) barbecue sauce
  • 4 cans (20 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 5 pounds brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 bottles (4 ounces each) Liquid Smoke, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 935 calories, 64g fat (23g saturated fat), 255mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 62g protein.


  1. Place ribs in several large roasting pans. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour; drain. bake 15-20 minutes longer or until almost tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a stockpot, combine the barbecue sauce, pineapple, brown sugar and liquid smoke if desired; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Drain ribs; pour sauce over ribs. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Yield: 100 servings.
Originally published as Smoky Spareribs in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p54

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