Melts In Your Mouth BBQ Spare Ribs

Melt In Your Mouth BBQ Ribs at Create With Joy

One of the things I love about summertime is a good barbecue, and one of the highlights of a good barbecue is ribs cooked to perfection! If you love the taste of rich, smoky BBQ ribs that are so tender and so moist that the meat falls off the bones and melts in your mouth, then this recipe is for you!


2    Racks of Pork Spare Ribs
3-4 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
2    Tablespoons Grand Black Pepper
4-5 Large Brown or Yellow Onions
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1   45 Ounce Bottle of KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce
(Williams Sonoma also makes a wonderful BBQ Sauce!)


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Rinse off the spare ribs and pat them dry.

3. Separate each rib using a good boning knife.

4. Place the ribs in the largest pan that you have, laying them flat, one next to another. Do not stack the ribs! If necessary, use multiple pans to make this recipe.

5. Evenly sprinkle the garlic powder and pepper over the ribs.

6. Drizzle Worcestershire Sauce over the ribs.

7. Coarsely chop the onions 3/4 to 1 inch square and sprinkle them over the ribs, so that the ribs are covered by a blanket of onions.

8. Seal each pan with a sheet of aluminum foil.

9. Bake the ribs until the meat begins to fall off of the bones. The actual baking time will vary based on your pan sizes. The estimated baking times are as follows:

For a 9” Square Pan – 2 Hours to 2 Hours 15 Minutes
For a 9 x 13 Pan – 3 Hours 15 Minutes
For Larger Pans – 4 to 4 ½ Hours

Don’t rush the cooking times! When in doubt, allow the ribs to cook for an extra 15 to 30 minutes!

10. Remove the pans from the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 475 degrees. Remove the aluminum foil. Using tongs, turn over each rib, removing any loose bones from the pans.

11. Place the uncovered pan in the oven for an additional 20 to 30 minutes. This last step reduces the liquid to a very thick gravy and browns the ribs as if they were grilled!

12. Remove the ribs from the oven.

You are now ready to serve your ribs with your favorite sides (how about some corn on the cob and potato salad?) Enjoy – these are truly divine!

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  1. Brenda says:

    That's exactly how I like my ribs – falling off the bone. These look and sound fantastic. What an easy recipe and I love that they're baked in the oven as we live in downtown Toronto and really don't have a back yard to grill, lol. Great recipe, thank you!

  2. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    I am licking my fingers… sounds so good. We had ribs tonight, very similar recipe. YOu are right about not hurrying the ribs in the oven. They turn out so delicious.

  3. Jan says:

    oh! My mouth is watering!! NUMMMMM!

  4. ButterYum says:

    Oh baby – deliciousness… pure deliciousness!


  5. Suzanne says:

    Yum, need to try these out my hubby would thank me for it!

  6. A Mom After God's Own Heart says:

    Yummy! What a wonderful blog you have here! I am a new follower from Fun Follow Friday! Please stop by and follow back when you have a chance!

  7. Christy Lee says:

    Yum! That looks delicious!!

    Stopping by from Boost Your Blog Friday. I'm your newest follower!

    Can't wait to read more of your recipes. Have a great weekend!

    Christy Lee

  8. Charm Bracelet Diva says:

    I'm your newest follower from Boost your blog Friday. Love it! This recipe seems yummy!

  9. Inspired2cook says:

    Yumm! My family would love these ribs!

  10. Andrea says:

    Yum! I know what I'm making this weekend! I'm your newest follower from Fun Follow Friday! Hope you get a chance to check out my blog today!


  11. Amanda says:

    I showed those ribs to my husband and I was told we are making those this weekend!

    I am your newest follower from Design it Chic and would love if you could follow me back!

    Thank you,

    Amanda 🙂

  12. Nana's Fun Stuff says:

    I found your blog through Boost my blog Friday and just love it! I am now a new follower. Thanks for the delicious sounding recipe. Made my mouth water 🙂 Have a great weekend! ~ Laura

  13. Kerri says:

    Hey there! I am one of your newest followers! I found you through the Fun Follow Friday Blog Hop!

    I'd love if you could stop by and follow my blogs! <3

    Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

  14. Liz says:

    I am your newest follower from Boost My Blog Friday! I look forward to reading your blog more and would appreciate a follow back =) You can check out my blog at

    And those ribs look sooooo yummy!

  15. Heather (@dontcallmedotty) says:

    Hi, this is Heather, blog hopping by!

    I'll be back again real soon, but in the meantime please come visit my blog too! I'm having a really cute giveaway right now 🙂


  16. Susieqtpies says:

    Yummy!!! Your ribs look finger lookin good! Stop in at my blog and link up your recipe under my recipe tab!! I'm your newest friday follower!

  17. Stacey @ ecomodern mom says:

    Hello. Found you on Friendly Friday Follow, on Saturday. Following from EcoModern Mom.

    Stacey @

  18. ~*~ saskia ~*~ says:

    Pure deliciousness to me!
    HAve a sweet week ahead!!

  19. DORCAS says:

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! I will be making these soon.


  20. girlichef says:

    mmmm…that's one of my favorite things about summer, too. Your bbq has my mouth watering! Thank you for sharing it with Two for Tuesdays this week =)

  21. Christy says:

    Oh I love this, my recipe uses coke and I totally want to get away from that, I can't wait to try this! Thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays!

  22. Christy says:

    okay…this looks too good to be true…my mouth is watering. thank you for linking up to TNSC!

  23. the clark clan says:

    Hi Paper princess! thanks for sharing on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! The other day I had barbeque at an amish farm and asked them their recipe for sauce. It was so simple! Homemade ketchup, honey, a touch of molasses, garlic, salt, pepper, worchester and tabasco! I whipped some up and it was so much better and cheaper than the store brand! BUT these ribs are so awesome looking. There is nothing like good ribs in the summer so you can get all messy! 🙂 Alex@amoderatelife

  24. Butterpoweredbike says:

    I like the idea of adding the blanket of onions. Gonna have to give that a try. Thank you for sharing this finger lickin' good recipe with Two for Tuesday.

  25. Just Married with Coupons says:

    Recipe looks great! Hubby would LOVE that!
    I am your newest follower! Hope you will visit us at

    Have a great day!

  26. H says:

    I really should use my BBQ more often. I just never think of it!

  27. mom2kiddos says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Have copied it and will give it a try one day – I hope!

  28. recipes for bbq says:

    I love to give parties and it’s in my habit to try different type of recipes for bbq. I have to try your recipe and hopefully I won’t screw it again like I ruined the last one which I picked from the TV.

  29. Paula says:

    Looks wonderful! I can almost smell them. Just may have to throw some ribs on the grill this weekend now!

  30. storybeader says:

    another recipe! Yum!
    I don’t cook much, but DH does! {:-D

  31. Andy says:

    My goodness! You are making me so hungry right now, I can’t stand it!
    Ribs falling off the bone with some sweet, sticky sauce = finger-licking good.
    BTW, my wife uses KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce sometimes…it’s not as salty as some of the others.

    Thanks for sharing.

  32. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    These really look amazing! I love all the juicy goodness in your pictures.

  33. Yum! These look delicious. I love the idea of all the onions in there…carmelized and sweet.

    I know I have onions and BBQ sauce…I’m hoping I have some ribs in the freezer.

    Thanks for a magically delicious recipe this week.

    You made me drool.


  34. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    These look like they will melt in your mouth.

  35. Frelle says:

    yum! thank you for linking up with this!

  36. Adrianne says:

    Oh, these look phenomenal. And it doesn’t even sound too complicated, even *I* might be able to pull these off. 😛

    Thanks for linking up at Freestyle Friday!

  37. Kate's Curios says:

    Mmmmmmm, they look and sound divine. Must give the recipe to my husband so he can make us up a batch 🙂

  38. Adrianne says:

    Good morning! I featured this post at Happy Hour Projects! Thanks for linking it up at Freestyle Friday!


  39. Thanks for linking this post up on the Dishing It Up recipe hop!

  40. Lisa says:

    Another incredibly delicious looking recipe! Thanks for linking it up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I know my hubby will just love these. 🙂

  41. Liz says:

    Ribs are among my favorite things to eat and this recipe sounds like it’s right up my alley. I’m definitely going to try it next time I make them. Thanks!

  42. Sharon says:

    These ribs looks so delicious and tasty! Been a while since I had some great ribs. Making me a little hungry. Visiting from Stop by when you get a chance.

  43. Crystal says:

    Hmmm mmm, these look like a football sunday, smackin the lips kinda good food!

  44. My hubby would so love this!

  45. Cherryl says:

    These sound really good–I can’t wait to try them!


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