Classic Spareribs

Classic Spareribs

You must be patient to cook these ribs, but the result is well worth it.

4 servings
Marinade 8 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 1 h 15 min

460 calories per serving 


1.5 kg pork spareribs    
3 cups chicken broth   750 mL
3 tbsp brown sugar   35 g
2 tbsp paprika   18 g
1 tsp cayenne pepper   3 g
1 tbsp sesame seeds, ground   10 g
2 cloves garlic, minced    
2 tsp salt   9 g
2 tsp canola oil   10 mL
1 cup barbecue sauce   260 g

Before you start

The ribs must be precooked and marinated overnight prior to the final cooking using an oven or an outdoor grill.



Place the ribs in a large pot, cover with broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 45 min. Remove the ribs and drain.


In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients, but the barbecue sauce. Add the ribs, turning them to coat well. Cover and chill in a refrigerator overnight (up to 48 h).

Barbecue or bake

Preheat the outdoor grill to low temperature (about 120ºC/250ºF) and lightly oil the rack. Place the ribs on the rack then cook about 45 min, turning the ribs from time to time.

Raise the temperature to 200ºC/400ºF, then transfer the ribs to a lower rack. Cook 10 min on each side. Brush them with the barbecue sauce, then cook an additional 5 min per side.

Alternatively, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil and cook 2 h in the oven at 120ºC/375ºF. Baste with the sauce and cook under the oven grill at 'broil', 10 min per side.

Serve the ribs with the remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (230g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




16 g

24 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

28 %


125 mg


270 mg

11 %


29 g

10 %


3 g

10 %


19 g


48 g

Vitamin A

50 %

Vitamin C

8 %


4 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 2 servings

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Source of :
Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Copper, Iron, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pork | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | American

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