Oven Roasted Pork Spare Ribs

I ordered a rack of Pork Spare Ribs from my meat man on my last delivery.  Since a new pick up is this coming week, it means they have been sitting in my freezer for 4 whole weeks which is far to long, it was definitely time to make these bad boys.  But I don’t have a smoker and my crock pot was busy making chicken bone broth, which leaves the oven. Looking on the webs led me to come up with the following recipe.


  • 1 rack of pork spare ribs, approximately 2.5 lbs
  • 4 tbs of BBQ dry rub, I use Salt Lick Dry Rub (its Paleo with no sugar added) but you could also try this, this or this
  • 2 tbs of BBQ sauce for basting, I use this one (yes it does have agave nectar but you only use a small amount.  If you don’t like agave, try this one from Steve’s Original or this one or make your own, there is a good looking one in It Starts With Food)


  • Rise off rack of ribs and dry well.  Sprinkle dry rub all over ribs and rub in, do this on both sides.  Wrap with aluminum foil and return to frig. I did this the day before I was planning on cooking them, but 4 to 6 hours would be enough.
  • Heat oven to 200 deg F.  Place ribs, still in there foil, on a baking sheet and bake for 6 hours.
  • Remove ribs from oven and turn the broiler on high.
  • Remove the foil from the ribs and drain any liquid.  Bast the ribs with BBQ sauce on the top side and return to oven.
  • Let cook for approximately 5 minutes or until sauce starts to bubble and darken.
  • Remove to oven and let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

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