The Daddy of the Oven Barbecue Ribs Recipes

Out of all the baked oven barbecue ribs recipes that I’ve done this bbq sauce and pork spare ribs combination has the biggest kick to it. Of course if the mustard doesn’t do it for you and you’re a bit light on the Tabasco – well give the bottle another shake!

You'll notice with this oven recipe that the oven is turned up quite high, certainly higer than you would a smoker. The reason for this is that it is much more difficult to keep things moist in a conventional fan assisted oven so the cooking time has to be that much quicker.

It does make a difference to the texture and the flavor won't be the same as if the ribs had been smoked for a long period. It doesn't make it inferior however, it just makes it different.

This oven barbecue ribs recipe essentially consists of a sauce which is then brushed over the ribs during the cooking to add that barbecue flavor.


No salt is required in this recipe because of the soy sauce

Serves:- 4 people

Preparation Time:- 25 minutes
Cooking Time:- 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time:- 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 1Kg or 2.25lbs pork spare ribs
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the Sauce:-

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 splash Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoons brown muscovado sugar


Preheat the oven to 190°C 375°F or gas mark 5. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions, cook for about 3 or 4 minutes until translucent.

Add the remaining ingredients (except for the ribs), bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Place the pork spare ribs in a roasting tin and season with the pepper, brush with a little of the barbecue sauce and slam them in the oven for 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, remove from the oven and pour off the fat, spoon over the remainder of the barbecue sauce and pop the ribs back in the oven for another hour and baste every 15 minutes.

TIP - An extra teaspoon of chilli sauce into the mix won’t do it any harm, although I can’t say the same for you!

If you’re not into the spice so much then try out my other recipe for oven barbecue ribs.

Related Pages:-

More delicious oven BBQ recipes
Traditional Oven Barbecue Ribs
How to Peel Garlic the Easy Way

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