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Mom's Oven Baked Pork Ribs
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Mom's Oven Baked Pork Rib follows a parboil and bake technique that results in a quick, tender barbecued pork rib.  I recommend serving over rice to absorb the finger-licking good sauce.

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Pork Ribs, Easy Baked Pork Ribs, Mom's Oven Baked Pork Ribs, Oven Baked Pork Ribs, Parboiled Pork Ribs, Pork Ribs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1402 kcal
Author: Barbara
  • 4 pounds pork spare ribs
  • 1 cup onions, sliced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  1. Cut pork spareribs into serving size pieces---1 or 2 ribs each.

  2. Precook the ribs by parboiling in gently boiling water until tender, approximately 25 minutes; drain the water.

  3. Place the ribs in a shallow baking dish; top with sliced onions.

  4. Combine the remaining ingredients, and pour over pork ribs.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown, approximately 30 minutes. Baste occasionally. If desired, turn ribs half way through baking to brown the other side.

Recipe Notes
  • What is a pork spare rib? This cut of meat is also known as a St. Louis style rib.  They tend to be small in size than a baby back rib.  The ribs have meat in between each bone, and on the top of the bone.
  • Mom's Oven Baked Pork Ribs include a parboil step. What is parboiling?  It is when you partially cook a food in gently boiling water.  Don't use a hard boil or you could toughen the meat.
  • Be sure to bake uncovered.  This allows the ribs to get a nice brown color.  You'll want to watch the ribs so they don't get too dark.
  • I recommend basting the ribs several times.  What is basting? It means to pour the juices over the meat during backing to keep it moist and flavorful.  I like to turn my barbecued pork ribs over half way through cooking so that the other side gets browned too.
  • If you desire a sticky barbecued pork rib, right before serving, remove the ribs from the sauce and broil for a couple extra minutes.
  • The sauce is finger-licking good.  Don't waste it!  Serve the oven barbecued pork ribs over rice.  It will absorb the yummy flavors.
  • We've converted Mom's Oven Baked Pork Ribs to an instant pot recipe.  Check it out!
Nutrition Facts
Mom's Oven Baked Pork Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1402 Calories from Fat 954
% Daily Value*
Fat 106g163%
Saturated Fat 34g213%
Cholesterol 363mg121%
Sodium 978mg43%
Potassium 1387mg40%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 71g142%
Vitamin A 308IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.