Classic Spareribs

3 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

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

Brining : 8 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 1 h 15 min
460 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly


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

per 1 serving (230g)


% Daily Value




16 g

24 %

Saturated 5.4 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

28 %


120 mg


270 mg

11 %


29 g

10 %


3 g

10 %


19 g


48 g

Vitamin A

54 %

Vitamin C

8 %


3 %


23 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 2 servings


This recipe is :
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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 6
Fats ½
Other Foods 0

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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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