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Spare Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

These spare ribs with homemade barbecue sauce are savory, tender and so simple! Finger-licking good!
Course BBQ
Cuisine BBQ, Soul Food, Southern
Keyword homemade bbq sauce, spare ribs
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 lb spare ribs
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning/rub
  • Red pepper optional, for a spicier sauce


For ribs:

  • Rinse the spare ribs under cool water.
  • Remove the membrane.
  • Season the meat with ¼ tsp seasoning salt and ⅛ tsp black pepper. Massage seasoning in
  • Line pan with foil.
  • Lay ribs in the pan, top with foil.
  • Place in the oven at 375 for 45-60 minutes.

For barbecue sauce:

  • Pour 1 cup of ketchup in a bowl.
  • Pour in ½ cup molasses.
  • Mix together
  • Add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, mix.
  • Add in ½ tsp garlic salt and 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning/rub, (red pepper optional for spicier sauce).

Finishing the ribs:

  • Remove the ribs from oven and brush on one cup of homemade barbecue sauce.
  • Place back into the oven, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy with remaining homemade barbecue sauce!