This Barbecue Spare Ribs recipe is fall off the bone tender and absolutely delicious. The best part is, you can use any barbecue sauce you want and still get the same results. So if you’ve already got a favorite recipe you like to whip up or one that is already bottled, you can skip the barbecue sauce preparation altogether. Just a rack of ribs and a cup of sauce is all you’re going to need to bake these ribs to perfection.
How to make Barbecue Spare Ribs Tender
The secret, for Barbecue Spare ribs, lies in the slow and low method. This recipe takes a total of 3 hours from beginning to end but it is worth it. As you can see in my video recipe tutorial, the meat will just melt in your mouth. And as far as P.F. Chang’s recipe is concerned, the truth is, this recipe is better and I say that for two reasons. First, Chang’s doesn’t season their ribs; just a barbecue sauce marinade for 24 hours. Second, they cook their ribs in half the time I’m recommending and at a higher temperature, so the ribs aren’t as tender. That being said, I highly suggest that you use this slow and low method if you want the best results.
Barbecue Spare Ribs Ingredients:
1 rack Spare Ribs
1 cup Barbecue Sauce
1 tbsp Seafood Boil Seasoning (Zatarains, Slap Ya Mama or Old Bay), optional
Luckily I’ve learned a thing or two about BBQ Ribs. I say luckily because I’ve had a few occasions where I’ve been able to make them for large groups of people and the last thing anyone would ever want is to bite into a tough flavorless rib, after hours of looking forward to them. I say hours now because that’s what it’s going to take to get your BBQ Ribs to perfection. I don’t know what your basis of comparison is or what your understanding and expectations are exactly when you are cooking BBQ Ribs so let me lightly brush up.
Time and temperature are everything, as equally as marinating and moisture. Anyone that has ever eaten a dried out rib knows what I’m talking about. But, just to be clear, when I order a BBQ Rib, I want it to be tender, juicy, succulent and full flavor. I love it to be saucy but I also like it to have that fire roasted sear around the edges. In my opinion, that’s the perfect rib.
So now that you know what you can expect from this recipe, let me show just how easy it is, because this is not only going to blow your mind, it’s going to change the way you do ribs forever. The cooking takes 3 hours, but the amount of work you put into the actual preparation literally only takes 10 minutes. Is that awesome or what! This is an older video recipe of mine when I first started Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen, so I apologize for the video quality, but I just realized I never wrote anything about it. So that’s why I’m re-introducing it to you today. And if you like Honey and a Smokey Taste to your ribs, I recommend you mix Krafts Honey and Hickory Smoke BBQ flavors. It has a surprisingly great flavor, I’m serious!
BBQ Ribs Instructions:
All you need is a rack of spare ribs and your favorite BBQ Sauce. And if you’d like an extra kick, sprinkle seafood boil seasoning over your ribs before you drowned them in sauce. That’s it that’s all. Separate each rib individually, or in threes, which ever you prefer. Just make sure they get covered in a pan and baked for 2 ½ hours at 300 degrees, then uncovered and baked at 350 or taken to the BBQ grill for searing. If you decide to leave them in the pan, it isn’t a bad idea to drain out half of the liquid accumulated in the pan from the 2 ½ hour bake. I like to drain it and add more sauce to each rib then bake or grill for the next half hour (5 minutes on a grill). If you do your BBQ Ribs like this, I promise you that your guests will think you spent all day on your ribs!