Savory Barbecue Pork Ribs

This recipe for barbecue pork spare ribs is an easy as them come.  Just cook the ribs in the oven, then marinate with the sauce and barbecue on the grill.  You can even cook them the day before and then quickly grill the next evening for a fast and easy meal.

Savory barbecue pork spare ribs

It’s Grilling Time! Try these Savory Barbecue pork spare ribs to tempt your party going crowd.

The sauce combines items you probably already have in your pantry, with the exception perhaps of the spice mix.    Any type of rum will do but I like the additional flavor of the coconut in the Malibu coconut rum. 

You can get the recipe for the spice rub here.  You will use it all the time!  I know I do.

I like pre-cooking the ribs in the oven over a low heat and then grilling them at the end of the cooking time. This gives me fall off the bone ribs every time.

We had these for dinner tonight. I bought organic spare ribs from Whole Foods and marinated them for about 1 1/2 hour after cooking in the oven and they were the best spare ribs I have ever eaten.

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Savory Barbeque Pork Spare ribs

Savory Barbeque Pork Spare ribs

This recipe for barbecue pork spare ribs is an easy as them come.  Just cook the ribs in the oven, then marinate with the sauce and barbecue on the grill.

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 59 minutes


  • One rack of pork spare ribs
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Malibu coconut rum
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp of dry mustard
  • dash of cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook the spareribs for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and place the ribs in a large serving dish.
  2. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Coat the ribs with the sauce and marinate at room temperature for1 hour (you can also refrigerate them overnight if you wish.)
  4. Heat the grill to medium high. Place the ribs on the grill and cook for about 15-20 minutes, basting often with the marinade.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 634mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 15g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


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  2 comments for “Savory Barbecue Pork Ribs

    07/08/2013 at 10:16 am

    were we can find the coconut rum , in the liquor dept. or in the cooking ingredient’s aisle? there is any substitute for the coconut rum
    pls. reply soon as possible, thank u so much

    • admin
      07/08/2013 at 2:31 pm

      I get mine at the ABC store. It’s called Malibu coconut rum. Any rum would do but this one is slightly fruity.

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