Oven-Barbecued Spareribs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
ONE of my family's favorites, this dish is often at the heart of our special meals. All our married children live nearby, so we have family gatherings often. Whenever I prepare these spareribs, I need a large quantity - most everyone asks for seconds. -LaVerna Mjones, Moorhead, Minnesota


  • 6 pounds pork spareribs
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain ribs; pour sauce over all.
  3. Cover and bake for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer, basting several times with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 pound: 884 calories, 48g fat (18g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 1231mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 48g protein.