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Easy Spare Ribs

Don’t have 3 hours to spend making your spare ribs? This recipe allows you to make delicious spare ribs in just over an hour. It’s so easy, a middle schooler could make them.

First take your favorite barbeque sauce and pour it into a large skillet. Add half the amount of water to the sauce and stir to mix. (One bottle sauce and half a bottle of water is what I use for one rack of baby back ribs.)


Add in your individually cut baby back ribs. Place them on their sides in the sauce. Make sure the sauce comes almost to the top of the ribs. Heat to a low simmer and cook until ribs halfway done (about 30 minutes). Then flip them.


Continue to cook on a low simmer, allowing the sauce to reduce and caramelize on the bottom side of the ribs. Then flip again to allow the other side to caramelize. The whole process should take about 1 hr 15 mins.

To make it a little more fun, use a plain barbeque sauce and add your own flavor ingredients such as bourbon and maple syrup.


Easy Spare Ribs
  • 1 19 oz bottle favorite barbeque sauce
  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  1. In a large skillet, pour in the bottle of barbeque sauce. Add 1/2 the amount again in water (1 bottle sauce=half bottle of water)

  2. Cut your baby back ribs into individual ribs and place on their sides in the sauce. The sauce should just come up to the top of the ribs.

  3. Cook on a gentle simmer until half way done (about 30 minutes). Turn over the ribs.

  4. Cook until the barbeque sauce reduces and caramelizes on the bottom of the ribs. Flip and caramelize the other side.

  5. The cooking time is approximately 1hr 15mins. Enjoy!

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