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

Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs
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What more do you have to say about this dish? Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs
Recipe type: Southern
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 8
  • 4 to 5 lbs of bone-in country-style pork spareribs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1¼ cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup of molasses
  • ¼ cup of dark Karo syrup
  • ⅓ cup of yellow onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup of green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of 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.
  16. Serve immediately, if not sooner.




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