Barbecue Sauce Spare Ribs Recipe

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Barbecue Sauce Spare Ribs Recipe

Add a little extra flavor to this barbecue spare ribs recipe! The licorice-like flavor of the fennel seeds and slight spice from the chilies take these ribs to another level.

How To Make Barbecue Sauce Spare Ribs

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • 4 lbs. pork spare ribs
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 red chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Place the spare ribs on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Fry the onion and garlic until fragrant.

  4. Add in the chilies, fennel seeds and sugar. Cook until the sugar has melted, stirring often.

  5. Add in the soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Season with salt and ground pepper.

  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for around 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  7. Remove the cooked ribs from the oven and brush liberally with half the barbecue sauce, leaving half for later.

  8. Return the ribs to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes to glaze the ribs.

  9. Serve with the remaining barbecue sauce on the side.


  • Sugar: 23g
  • :
  • Calcium: 97mg
  • Calories: 1003kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 242mg
  • Fat: 76g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 969mg
  • Protein: 50g
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Sodium: 1495mg
  • Vitamin A: 211IU
  • Vitamin C: 25mg
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