Total Time
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

This is the way my mother prepared spareribs. She too was a fan of vinegary flavors (the Portuguese in us!), and these fit the bill. Just sweet enough, with a little bite of cider vinegar and dry mustard, slowly cooked and satisfying. Prep time includes marinating.


  1. Combine marinade ingredients and marinate ribs in mixture for 4 to 6 hours.
  2. My mother's cooking directions: Bake in 450 degree F oven to brown for 30 minutes.
  3. When browned, lower temperature to 300 degrees and cook for about 90 minutes more, turning and basting with more marinade every 15 to 20 minutes.