Mom’s Oven Baked Pork Ribs follow 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.
Mom’s Oven Baked Pork Rib Recipe:
Like the name states, this is our mom’s go-to pork spareribs recipe. In the original recipe, these are called barbecued spareribs. What’s unique about this particular recipe is that the ribs are parboiled which cuts down the baking time considerably.
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What does it mean to parboil? It’s a cooking method that uses gently boiling water to partially cook the food. In the case of pork spareribs, it will tenderize the meat and pull out (render) some of the fat. Parboiling will also significantly reduce the baking time. This recipe is a fast way to make pork ribs.
The sauce for these quick baked pork ribs is finger-licking, and simple. It’s made with ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and yellow mustard.
How to Make Quick Pork Ribs in the Oven:
- Parboil pork ribs by gently simmering in water for 25 minutes or until tender.
- Add parboiled pork ribs to a shallow dish; top with onion slices.
- Combine ketchup, water, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce, and pour over ribs.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until ribs are nicely browned. Baste occasionally. If desired, turn ribs half way through cooking to brown the other side.
For the full recipe for easy pork ribs, scroll to the bottom of the post.
Notes About Easy Baked Pork Ribs:
- What is a pork spare rib? This cut of meat is also known as a St. Louis style rib. They tend to be smaller 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 too. Check it out!
We have loads of pork recipes. Many this is because our Dad was a pig farmer for years and years and years. Here’s our favorite pork recipes from the farm:
- Oven Pulled Pork
- Crock Pot French Onion Pork Chops
- Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak
- Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs
- Baked Cranberry Pork Chops
- Rosemary Garlic Pork Loin
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