Also indexed as: Baby Back Ribs, Spareribs
Preparation, uses, and tips
Barbecue spareribs in the oven
Place 12-ounce (340.2g) portions of spareribs in a roasting pan, and bake at 300°F
(150°C) for one hour, turning after the first half hour. Drain off fat and coat both
sides of the meat with barbecue sauce. Bake until tender, another 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve
sections cut with one or two ribs each.
Barbecue pork ribs by the braise/grill method
Braise ribs first for one hour in water or sauce, then rub them with spices or coat with sauce and place on the grill 4
inches (10cm) from the heat source and cook long enough to brown them well.
Barbecue pork ribs by the slow-grill method
Place pork ribs, outer rib side down, over indirect heat (move coals aside or lower gas
flame), cover, and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until ribs are tender. Turn halfway through
the cooking time and baste with barbecue sauce during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Or, you
can rub the ribs with spices and marinate them overnight before cooking them.
Braise pork ribs
Add oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat and brown ribs in batches for about six
minutes. Remove ribs from pan, add vegetables,
spices, wine, and/or broth, and return the ribs to the pan. Cover and cook on the stove top
until tender, about two hours.
Spareribs are cut from the side or belly of the pig.
Country-style ribs, cut from the loin, are meatier than spareribs, but also contain more
fat. They are available boneless or bone-in.
Baby back ribs, cut from the loin, are leaner and thinner than spareribs and country-style
Pork (country-style spareribs, braised), 3 oz.
Total Fat: 18.3g
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Nutritional information and daily nutritional guidelines may vary in different countries.
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