Pork Spare Rib Recipes

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

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Tender Pork Spare Ribs

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I saw a Celebrity Chef use this braising method for baby back ribs, so I decided to give it a try for pork spare ribs. I changed the seasonings and increased the cooking time and I have been very pleased with them every time. They're really tender and the meat is so flavorful that you don't have to add BBQ sauce unless you want to. My neighbor is the one who told me about the fajita seasoning, and she was right on!

Lime Spareribs

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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

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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

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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!

Oven Ribs

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

Barbecued Spareribs

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The Filipino recipe is easy to prepare, and the spareribs come out finger-licking good.

Not Your Every Day Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

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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

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Slow cooked pork spare ribs, or country style ribs, also great with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Sunday Afternoon Slow-Cooked Spare Ribs

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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

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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!

Chinese Spareribs

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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.

Honey Garlic Ribs

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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.

Inspiration and Ideas

BBQ Country-Style Pork Ribs - Sous Vide

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Slow cooked with just a bit of flavor and then finished in the oven with your favorite sauce, these pork ribs are easy and delicious.

Sylvia's Ribs

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Ooey gooey good! Never a leftover. You can also add finely chopped onions, soy sauce, etc.

Vietnamese Caramelized Pork

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My quick home version of one of my favorite recipes. Serve with jasmine rice.