Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

    3 hours 30 min

    Yummy oven baked BBQ ribs.

    443 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 225g sliced onions
    • 450ml ketchup
    • 500ml water
    • 4 teaspoons salt
    • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 125ml vinegar
    • 70g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 teaspoons dry mustard
    • 2kg pork spareribs

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a large bowl, combine onions, ketchup, water, salt, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and mustard. Split ribs down the centre between the bones.
    3. Heat a large lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Add ribs and sear until browned. This may have to be done in several batches.
    4. Place ribs in a single layer in two baking dishes or roasting tins. Pour half of the sauce over the ribs, reserve remainder.
    5. Bake ribs in preheated oven for 3 hours. Turn and baste meat every twenty minutes with remaining sauce, using all sauce by two hours. Continue turning and basting ribs using sauce in the tin during the last hour of baking.

    To BBQ the ribs...

    Instead of searing the ribs in a frying pan, you can barbecue them. Preheat the BBQ to high heat and cook the ribs for 12 minutes, turning once. Then follow the recipe's directions as stated, finishing the ribs in the oven for 3 hours.

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    Top notch recipe! It does require attention (turning the ribs every 20 min), but it's well worth it! The sauce is perfect, just the right thickness, not too runny, just as it should be - the ribs are moist and delicious! Everybody loved them. I wanted to take a picture of them, but they disappeared fast! Thank you!  -  18 Jan 2015


    white vinegar/ malt vinegar?  -  10 May 2015


    I've made this a couple of times and really think it tastes great. I omit most all of the salt. I pour about half the sauce over the ribs and bake covered until the last hour when I uncover and sauce for about an hour (no basting or flipping). Tender, fall off the bone delicousness!  -  28 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)