Savory Country-Style Spareribs

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Alskann

This recipe is a result of trying different combinations over the years. It will continue to evolve because, for me, a recipe is just a starting point when I cook. Country-style ribs are not really ribs in the true sense, they are meatier and often are boneless. But the end results are just as delicious! These are good served with a tossed green or Caesar salad and Savory Onion Potatoes.

Top Review by Bender10

My husband grilled these ribs after I put the recipe together, and we just loved them! Done on the grill, they came out extremely juicy. I let them marinade all day, which seemed to get the flavor deep into the meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place spare ribs in a large bowl or gallon size zip-lock bag.
  3. Add olive oil and zesty Italian dressing packets.
  4. Mix well. Refrigerate and marinade for at least 1 hour. (You can leave it in the marinade over night if you want).
  5. Microwave on high for 10-15 minutes, or until ribs are brown, but not cooked through. I microwave them in the bag but you can put them in a microwave safe dish if you prefer. (I use a freezer bag which is thicker and holds up to the heat. I open the seal to vent and place it in a bowl or on a plate - just in case - but have never had a problem).
  6. While ribs are in microwave, combine the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until well dissolved and heated through.
  7. Remove ribs from bag and place in a deep 9 x 13 pan that has been prepared with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Pour sauce over ribs, covering evenly.
  9. Bake for 1 hour, until ribs are cooked through.
  10. Baste occasionally, if desired.
  11. NOTE:***These can also be cooked on the grill with delicious results, just baste them frequently and watch them carefully so they do not burn.

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