Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs

Spare rib food gawker

These fall-off-the bone Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs are amazing.  I’ve been making these for years, and they always are a real crowd-pleaser.  They smell amazing as they are baking gently in the oven.  You’re gonna love ’em!

Country Ribs - Sauce Simmering
Country-Style Spareribs – Sauce Simmering
Country-Style Ribs - sauce over the ribs
Country-Style Ribs – sauce over the ribs


Country-Style Ribs out of the oven
Country-Style Ribs out of the oven
Country-Style Pork Spareribs

Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs

Course: Southern
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Country Ribs, Spareribs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
What more do you have to say about this dish? Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs


  • 4 to 5 lbs bone-in country-style pork spareribs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large stock pot, cover the ribs with cold water.
  2. Add the salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
  5. While the ribs are cooking, prepare the sauce by combining the vinegar, ketchup, barbecue sauce, molasses, syrup, onion, pepper.
  6. Bring to a boil over a high heat.
  7. Reduce the heat and simmer...uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Preheat oven to to 400 F.
  10. Drain the ribs and place in a roasting pan...not overlapping.
  11. Pour the sauce over the ribs and turn to coat the ribs.
  12. Cover with foil.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes.
  14. Take out of oven, turn the ribs, and bake again, uncovered, for another 20 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven...put on platter...spread more of the sauce over the ribs.  Serve at once!




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