Oven-Baked Spareribs

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Oven-Baked Spareribs are a fantastic delicacy to add to your home list of great dishes. Baking ribs are a great way to create delicious ribs at home (and are ideal if you don’t have access to a griller)!

Experience the satisfaction of its awesome taste takes only simple instructions, easy procedures, and an authentic style for making excellent ribs in your own oven.

What Are Spareribs?

Spareribs are pork, and they’re sliced from the bottom region of the pig’s ribs and breastbone, just above the belly button. In comparison, the top of the rib section down the back is where the baby back ribs are located. A small covering of meat remains on the spareribs after the bacon has been removed.

Spareribs are thought to be meatier and more succulent than baby back ribs. The slabs range in weight from 2 to 5 pounds, with heavier slabs being chopped into smaller, easier-to-handle racks.

These Barbecue spare ribs baked in the oven are fragrant, tender, and wonderful, with the flesh falling right off the bone. Garlic, paprika, and pepper are used to season the ribs, which are sweetened with brown sugar, honey, and ketchup.

Furthermore, the acidity of the tomato and cider vinegar counteracts the sweetness of the spare ribs, giving them a slightly sour flavor. To add heat quickly, you can also use your favorite hot chili flakes or powder.

The spare ribs are steamed to break down the meat before being roasted in the oven.

Why They Are Called Spareribs

Extra ribs are not referred to as spareribs. The word “spear ribs” comes from the German Rippenspeer, which means “spear ribs.” This cut was originally roasted on a spit or spear. It was shortened to ribspare and then sparerib in English.

This word relates not just to the method of roasting meat on a spear or spit, but also to the cut itself, which is devoid of meat. Spare ribs (compound word) and spare ribs (two words) are two terms for the same cut, and both are valid.

Spare ribs of pork are prepared and consumed in a variety of cuisines around the world. They’re extremely popular in Chinese and American Chinese cuisine, and they’re known as paigu.


Oven Cooked Spare Ribs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish


  • 3 lbs baby back ribs
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ onion
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • cup cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp hot sauce optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  • Blend all the ingredients except for the ribs.
  • Remove the white membrane from the back side of the ribs (the side with less meat). It should pull off easily. Rinse ribs under cold water and lemon
  • In a saucepan, mix the rib and the blended ingredients. Cook for 40 mins.
  • Remove the ribs and save the tomato mixture.
  • Place ribs on a foil lined tray. Bake ribs for 30 minutes. 
  • Grill or broil over medium high heat 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve warm with the tomato mixture Akpan, Ablo, Jollof rice, Alloco…
Keyword Barbecue, Grilled, Spare Ribs
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