Sumptuous Gilroy Spareribs

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe was originally in the Gilroy Garlic recipe cookbook and I have changed a few things around added a little here and there. I haven't posted it until now because it is one of my favorites and you don't give out all your favorite recipes at once.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place Spareribs in a baking pan with a cover.
  2. Split 8 cloves of peeled garlic and sprinkle over the ribs.
  3. Cover the pan and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  4. Simmer the sauce for 45 minutes while spareribs are in the initial baking.
  5. SAUCE: Mince the remaining garlic and sauté with the onions in a fry pan in the butter (margarine) until the onions are translucent,Add all the remaining ingredients, simmer for 45 minutes Pour off all the grease from the ribs.
  6. Pour the sauce over the ribs, cover and bake at 350°F basting every 30 minutes for up to 2 hours (depending on the meatiness of the ribs). Keep checking with your fork for tenderness. Bake uncovered the last 20-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Great ribs that we enjoyed. We had a little too much sauce, so be sure to have rice or potatoes to soak up the sauce -- the sauce is delicious and would also be great with chicken.

ellie_ August 11, 2003

Amazing ribs! The sauce is so flavourful - thumbs up from the whole family. I reduced the amount of garlic because I didn't have enough, and used Bull's Eye as suggested. Next time I'll use all the garlic. Thanks for a recipe worth repeating!

Cookin-jo October 06, 2008

Bergy, excellent recipe for ribs!!! The sauce is to die for.Thanks for posting.

Caroline Cooks September 30, 2005