Mum's Tuesday Night Spare-Ribs (Revised)

Sue Fitzpatrick


I loved my Mum's spare-ribs. We didn't bbq so this is how she made them :)

Now we bbq year round and it's our main source for cooking. Saves on hydro both summer and winter and just tastes better.

My husband doesn't care for them done my Mum's way so this is what he came up with. They are very good, but NOT good for you. The sauces have a lot of salt and sugar :( Being diabetic, I will only eat 5 or 6 ribs and work it into the balance of my meal.

P.S. lol it's Sat. and I made these tonight :)

VH = brand name for a garlic cooking sauce. Check your stores for similar products.


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4 (or 3 hungry guys)
5 Min
2 Hr


  • 3
    strips of pork spare ribs (sweet & sour style)
  • ·
  • 1/4 c
    vh medium garlic sauce for spare-ribs
  • 1/4 c
    vh honey garlic sauce for spare-ribs

  • 1 large
    can of regular tomato sauce (instead of vh sauces)

How to Make Mum's Tuesday Night Spare-Ribs (Revised)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
    Rinse ribs under cold water to remove any bone shards
  2. Cut individual ribs between the bones and place in a dutch oven. Liberally shake pepper over them and mix the ribs around to get full coverage. Cover the pot and put them in your pre-heated oven.
  3. You have 45 minutes to go do something :) How about stepping outside with a coffee and taking pictures of the gorgeous day!
  4. After 45 minutes, reduce heat to 325F and remove pot from oven and drain any grease that has accumulated. Recover and put back in oven.
    *Old coffee cans are great grease catchers.
  5. This is what I like about this recipe. Another 45 minutes to fill. You are not a slave to the kitchen for 2 solid hours :)
  6. After another 45 minutes, remove pot from oven and drain grease again, if necessary.
  7. Pour VH sauces over ribs in pot and mix around to coat ribs. Put pot back in oven (uncovered) for 1/2 hour.

    To make Mum's original ribs, this is where you would pour the can of tomato sauce on the ribs and follow the recipe to the end. Potatoes go better with this method than rice. I think so anyway :)
  8. Use this time to prepare your side of rice or potatoes.
    Give the ribs a stir in the oven after about 15 minutes and turn the oven off. Leave the ribs in the oven to take advantage of the last of the heat. They will be perfect by the time your side is ready.
  9. When your side is ready, remove ribs from oven and spoon them onto your rice or beside your potato and use the sauce in the pot to drizzle over everything.
    It is a sweet sauce, so don't overdo it.

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About Mum's Tuesday Night Spare-Ribs (Revised)

Course/Dish: Pork, Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Canadian
Hashtags: #Garlic, #honey, #ribs, #oven

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