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Oven Ribs Recipe
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Oven Ribs

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"Pork spareribs are browned, then roasted in a rich red sauce until fork tender. An easy recipe that yields delicious results."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly brown the spareribs on both sides. Remove the ribs, and place in a roasting pan. In a medium bowl, stir together the ketchup, cola, and ginger. Pour over the ribs, and place a lid on the pan, or cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven. Remove the lid during the last 30 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 09, 2008

Yummy ribs! I spruced this recipe up quite a bit to achieve my desired results. I omitted using the oil/searing the ribs. I seasoned the ribs w/ onion/garlic powder, seasoned salt and roasted them @ 300 degrees in a pan covered tightly w/ foil for 2 hours. Then I drained off all the fat, mixed up the sauce and added honey, brown sugar, and a couple of squirts of our favorite BBQ sauce to it. I then poured ½ of that over the ribs baked it covered it and baked it for 30 min, uncovered it poured on the remaining sauce and baked uncovered at 350 degrees. They were tear away from the bone tender and extremely flavorful! With all those changes I still give credit to the recipe, it's a great one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2011

Was ok but the sauce was very runny. Tried to thicken up with cornstarch. The favour was so-so, next time I would add more garlic, brown sugar, for more flavour. The ribs were however very tender.


85 Ratings

Nov 02, 2006

I chose this recipe because I didn't have time for marinating or boiling. I wanted something quick and easy. These turned out great. I couldn't believe how tender the ribs were. The only thing I did differently was at the end, like last 20 minutes - I brushed on my favorite BBQ sauce (Stubs), and then broiled them for the last 5 minutes to get the BBQ saude baked on to them. Delicious!

Feb 04, 2007

I was very happy to find this recipe- too cold to grill outside, but my family loves barbeque ribs. This was a good how-to-cook-oven-ribs recipe and the three other ingredients were a good jumping off point for creating a very sweet and gooey barbeque sauce. I made more sauce on the stove top (ketchup, brown sugar, ginger, vinegar, worchestershire sauce, ground mustard, a little splash of coca cola) for dipping. All in all a good recipe that yields tender ribs. I will experiment with different flavors next time. *** 02/03/07 Tried this with 3 pounds of bone in chicken breasts. DELICIOUS!

Jan 11, 2006

This recipe was so easy and the entire family loved it!

Apr 01, 2008

Great base recipe. I changed things due to preference - seasoned the ribs with salt, pepper, garlic, dry mustard, cumin, paprika and red pepper. My husband seared the rack of ribs on the grill for 10 minutes each side, then I put them into the oven for 2 hours wrapped in foil, removed and added sweet baby rays bbq sauce mixed with horseradish and cooked for another hour. Very easy to do in the oven and I appreciate the help because I had no idea how to prepare ribs in the house! :)

Feb 21, 2008

This was a great alternative to grilling when you want barbq and it's FREEZING cold outside!! In addition to the diet coke and ketchup, I skipped the ginger, and added some brown sugar, honey mustard, worcestershire sauce, and horseradish, along with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cajun seasonings! Wonderful dish!

Dec 09, 2007

I rated this "the best" because it really is if you factor in ease of preparation, tenderness and taste. I usually like to "tweak" recipes I make often and may choose to do so with this as well but the basic cooking method described (with cola base) worked beyond expectations.


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  • Calories
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 34.7 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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