Save on Pinterest

Barbecued Sticky Ribs

If you're really hungry, there's nothing like a rack of these ribs! They're a great summertime treat, but our family also traditionally enjoys them with side dishes of coleslaw and beans during the football games on New Year's Day.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 pounds pork spareribs (2 racks)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Combine garlic powder, salt and pepper; rub onto both sides of ribs. Place in a single layer in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes; drain. Combine sauce ingredients; pour over ribs. Bake 50-60 minutes longer or until meat is tender, basting occasionally. Cut into serving-size pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 475 calories, 28g fat (10g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 860mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • pajamaangel
    Dec 22, 2013

    The sauce really did need more flavor. I tried to add flavor with brown sugar, honey and a touch of cayenne, but still just didn't seem to be enough. We also grilled it since the weather was so nice. Maybe if the rub had more spice it might have worked. Not bad, but not great.

  • LibbiPeach
    Jul 2, 2012

    The ribs were delicious, but the sauce was lacking, didn't even taste like barbecue sauce. I bought two slabs of ribs, but only cooked one, as i found when i got home that each slab was 5lbs each and still there was half the sauce left. I frankly couldn't have put it all on or it would have run over the pan. Next time i will cook using these instructions, but using a different sauce.

  • rbnoppie
    Jan 25, 2012

    I halved the recipe to feed my boyfriend and I. I didn't have to drain the pan, which I thought was odd. It was easy and perfect for us college kids, who like an occasional nice meal.

  • lady44
    Jul 18, 2011

    Loved the outcome. Easy, Fast and delicious. My guys loved these and I am making them again tonight. The sauce thickened up and was great.

  • tbriggs
    Jun 22, 2011

    That flavor of the sauce was lacking

  • coordinatora
    Jun 19, 2011

    Made these for Father's Day dinner and they were wonderful. I will definitely make these for football games. very easy, very tasty. Served with potato salad and cole slaw.

  • putterh
    Jun 18, 2011

    After reading the review above I halved the amount of water and it was almost perfect. Personally, I prefer a thicker sauce so maybe next time I will cut back again. The sauce had great flavor and I will definitively add it to my recipe box to make again!

  • Katgirlsue
    Jun 16, 2011

    Awesome & easy! Lurky - maybe you missed the direction to drain the pan before you put the BBQ sauce on.......

  • Bleugerman
    Jun 16, 2011

    These were awesome. Came out just perfect.

  • lurky27
    Apr 6, 2009

    I followed this recipe with precision, and I was disappointed when the ribs were done baking. The sauce tasted good, but was very watery and therefore it was difficult to maneuver the pan out of the oven.