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Spare ribs in barbecue sauce: the recipe for a succulent and inviting American second course

Spare ribs in barbecue sauce: the recipe for a succulent and inviting American second course


For the ribs

Pork ribs not separated

Extra virgin olive oil

For the dressing

Extra virgin olive oil

The spare ribs in barbecue sauce I’m a typical American dish, also known as “BBQ Ribs”, which is mainly prepared during summer barbecues. A juicy and very tender recipe, in which the ribs come glaze with the barbecue saucewhich you can prepare at home or buy ready-made: serve them for a family dinner, accompanied by a fresh salad, or for a special occasion, serving them with French fries.

For the success of the recipe it is important to buy one instead of the separate ribs whole steak and fleshy: it is a cut that has a good part of waste, so 2 kg will be enough for 4 people. Ribs will be first dry marinades with a spice mix called rub (in this case dry rub, or dry), then cooked in the oven and finally glaze with the bbq sauce prepared: a true delight that does not require too many precautions. If you prefer, you can cook the ribs too grilledo in the pan: in this last case, however, you will not be able to use the whole steak. As for the sauce, if you prefer a more delicate seasoning, you can add a tablespoon of miele.

If you like this cut of pork, also try the recipe for stewed spare ribs, that of baked ribs with potatoes, or that of rib stew.

How to prepare spare ribs in barbecue sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Remove the membranes from the back of the ribs 1 with the knife.

In a bowl, mix the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. 2. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle the ribs with the spice mixture 3then pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the meat.

Even out the seasoning by rubbing the mixture all over the ribs 4.

Cover them with aluminum 5 and cook for 2 hours.

In another bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, garlic, Worcestershire sauce 6cayenne pepper and salt.

Add the rest of the oil 7 and mix well.

Remove the ribs from the oven and brush them with the bbq sauce 8.

Increase the oven temperature to 240 ° C and return the ribs to the oven for 10 minutes, uncovered 9.

Finally grill for 3 minutes, then turn off the oven. Let the ribs rest for a few minutes, then serve garnished with fresh parsley to taste 10.


We suggest you consume the ribs immediately to savor their texture and taste; however, you can keep them in the fridge for 1-2 days maximum, tightly closed in an airtight container.

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