Oven Baked Spare Ribs

We just made these ribs for our church homecoming and the plate was emptied in a matter of minutes! Thank goodness we made a set of ribs to keep for us at home, lol. The sauce is one of our all-time favorites and is so good with the ribs, you’ll be licking your fingers.

Let us know if you make these and we love to know what you think, what you love, what you’d do differently – enjoy!

Oven Baked Spare Ribs



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Dry Rub Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder

  • Our Favorite Sauce Recipe
  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 1/3 cup molasses

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • MEAT:
  • 2 racks pork spare ribs


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Coat a grilling pan with cooking spray. We put a rack in a baking sheet so the grease can drain.
  • Stir together all the ingredients for the dry rub. Pat ribs dry using paper towels, trim away excess fat, and remove sliver skin from back side of ribs. This is important to keep them tender!
  • Spread your dry rub on both sides of the ribs, rub it all over. Cover with foil.
  • Bake 2½ hours.
  • While they’re baking, combine the sauce ingredients and have that ready to dress up those beautiful ribs! Or if you have a favorite sauce, have it ready.
  • Remove ribs from oven, remove foil, and brush your sauce onto the ribs – save a little for the last step.
  • Return ribs to oven uncovered and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place ribs on cutting board, slice into individual ribs, and place into a serving dish. Drizzle remaining sauce over the ribs and serve.

Recipe Video


  • There is nothing we’d do differently with this recipe!

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