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How to cook spare ribs in the oven?

This Barbecue spare ribs in the Oven are delicious, flavorful and tender, with the meat falling right off the bone. The ribs are seasoned with aromatic spices like garlic, paprika, pepper and sweetened with brown sugar, honey and ketchup. Furthermore, the acidity in the tomato and cider vinegar balances out the sweetness and give the spare ribs slightly tart flavor. You can also use your favorite spicy chili flakes or powder to add heat and quick.

The spare ribs are steamed to breakdown the meat, and oven baked (or grilled them). In this demo, I cut the ribs to fit my Insta Pot, but you can leave it whole and cook it in the large saucepan. After steaming the ribs, I bake them to get a crispy exterior and concentrate the flavor on the ribs. I use this technic when I have big family barbecue. I steam and refrigerate the ribs and I grilled them once my guests arrive. The spare ribs cook fast. My guests can enjoy this delicious Barbecue Ribs nonstop and I am able to mangle.


  • 3 lbs baby back ribs 
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)

How to make Barbecue spare ribs in the Oven?

Preheat oven to 375°F. 

Blend all the ingredients except for the ribs.

Remove the white membrane from the back side of the ribs (the side with less meat). It should pull off easily. Rinse ribs under cold water and lemon

In a saucepan, mix the rib and the blended ingredients. Cook for 40 mins.

Remove the ribs and save the tomato mixture.

Place ribs on a foil lined tray. Bake ribs for 30 minutes. 

Grill or broil over medium high heat 5-10 minutes

Serve warm with the tomato mixture Akpan, Ablo, Jollof rice, Alloco…

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