Pork Spare Rib Recipes

See how to make fall-off-the-bone spare ribs with your oven, grill, or slow cooker.

Staff Picks

Tender Pork Spare Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 331
Spare ribs this juicy and tender cook low and slow but are worth the wait!

Lime Spareribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
A honey mustard lime sauce coats these baked ribs. Scrumptious! When determining the number of servings, take into account the fact that most people actually like to have a rack of ribs to themselves. Accordingly, 4 pounds of spareribs might serve 4 or 6 people, depending on the serving size!

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
These make real mouth-watering 'Pig-cicles'! They take a while to cook, and when you eat them, you'll have pork fat smeared from ear to ear! Mmm! Mmm! I like to smoke with hickory wood, but any of your favorite will suffice.

Hawaiian Spareribs

Rating: 4 stars 81
This recipe does wonders for pork ribs. My mother made it when I was a child, and now I make it for my family. This recipe is very rich but very filling. It goes great with mashed potatoes!
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Oven Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 102
Pork spareribs are browned, then roasted in a rich red sauce until fork tender. An easy recipe that yields delicious results.

Barbecued Spareribs

Rating: 4 stars 8
The Filipino recipe is easy to prepare, and the spareribs come out finger-licking good.

Not Your Every Day Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 148
Our family's favorite. Slightly sweet and spicy, with a light non-tomato based baste that doesn't overpower the delicious falling-off-the-bone meat. We have also used this recipe on pork shoulder. Divine! BBQ sauce is never needed, but if you must, only use your favorite! Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Spare Ribs

Rating: 4 stars 342
Slow cooked pork spare ribs, or country style ribs, also great with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Sunday Afternoon Slow-Cooked Spare Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
I reviewed all the recipes for spare ribs and then borrowed ideas from many of them to come up with a blend that we tasted and loved. Great accompaniment to Sunday afternoon football games on TV.

Singaporean Tender Pork Spare Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
This is one of my mother's excellent Asian recipes. These spare ribs are marinated in light and dark soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, and peppercorn, then fried briefly. After simmering the ribs, marinade, and spices such as star anise and cinnamon for an hour, they are ready to serve with white rice. Very flavorful and tender!

Slow Cooker Potluck Spareribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
These ribs are perfect for a potluck. Use a slow cooker bag and cleanup is super easy. Sure to be a recipe they beg for!

Chinese Spareribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
After searching the internet for a good Chinese Spareribs recipe and not finding any that caught my eye, I decided to make my own. This recipe is pretty simple, and yields tender, juicy, tangy ribs. In Japan, I cooked this in the fish broiler, but it should be fine on the grill or in the oven.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mom's Stovetop Pork Ribs
Rating: Unrated 630
This is how my Brazilian mom prepares pork ribs. Boiling the ribs with the seasonings ensures that the meat will remain moist and juicy, and that the flavors will fully penetrate the meat. I hope you like these as much as I always have! Serve with lime wedges, rice and a fresh green salad.
Barbecue Ribs
Rating: Unrated 1045
This recipe is easier than it sounds. I usually cook the ribs the day before and grill them for a quick dinner the next night. FYI: the sauce is much better after it is cooked. It is not a dipping sauce.
Honey Garlic Ribs
Rating: 4.5 stars 466

Easy to make, these ribs are delicious served either hot or at room temperature. So this is a great recipe for a casual dinner party that you can make ahead. The sauce is great served over rice.