About this recipe: This is an excellent dish for a summer barbecue party. Make the ribs in advance, and when your guests have arrived, finish them off on the barbecue. You'll have them wondering how they got so tender and tasty so fast.
If you like your spare ribs spicy, add Tabasco sauce or crushed chillies to taste.
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Took shortcuts. I've made ribs using this method a couple of times since finding the recipe. I've found that for really tender ribs they need to simmer more than an hour - our best yet were simmered for 2.5 hours at a very low simmer and then covered and put in the fridge to cool in the cooking water until we were ready to cook. While the sauce which accompanies the recipe is good, I've found that we actually prefer our favourite bottled BBQ sauce. It's just as good and much easier. I barbecue the ribs until heated thorough and then brush on the sauce during the last few minutes to prevent the sauce from burning. These are great for making ahead and require so little effort that they are definately a keeper. - 15 Sep 2008
Made these on the spur of the moment in the oven. My brother came over to visit and said they were, "the best ribs he ever had". What a surprise considering I didn't even have time to marinade the ribs. - 15 Sep 2008