Country-Style Pork Spareribs

Country-Style Pork Spareribs are sticky, messy, and incredibly delicious.

These are Southern-style ribs and are literally bursting with flavor. Baked in an amazing sauce, they become melt-in-your-mouth tender. Perfect served alongside Skillet Garlic Okra and the Ultimate Mac n Cheese!

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Pork spareribs are different from baby back ribs and we think are ideal for this recipe.

We start them off by simmering the chops in water for 40 minutes. This begins the process of getting the Country-Style Pork Spareribs super tender.

But don’t worry, the real flavor punch is yet to com. Let’s make the BBQ sauce!

Country Ribs - Sauce Simmering
Country Ribs – Sauce Simmering

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!


Next, we transfer the ribs into a large roasting pan.

The sauce gets poured right over the ribs.

We highly recommend making our homemade BBQ sauce. It’s so easy and so delicious!

Country-Style Ribs - sauce over the ribs
Country-Style Ribs – sauce over the ribs

And the smell when the ribs are baking is phenomenal.

When you remove the ribs from the oven, and you peel back that foil covering, get ready to swoon.

Oh yes. This is country cooking at its very best!

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


We just can’t rave about these ribs enough. Perfect for a Sunday dinner, or a celebration of something wonderful, or a holiday feast.

They are wonderful the next day as leftovers, too. So good!

Country-Style Pork Spareribs

Country-Style Pork Spareribs

Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs

What more do you have to say about this dish? Southern Country-Style Pork Spareribs
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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: 316kcal


  • 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


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


Calories: 316kcal
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