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How to make barbecued pork ribs, semi-homemade with store bought honey barbecue sauce

Updated on July 27, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Honey Barbecue Spareribs

Finger licking good

Grab some napkins and head on over to the dinner table. Honey barbecue pork spareribs with macaroni and cheese. Semi-homemade, easy, delicious. It's what's for dinner tonight!

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

Prep time: 1 hour 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
Yields: Serves 4


  • 3 1/2 pounds bone-in pork country style ribs
  • 2 bottles (18 ounce each) honey barbecue sauce
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water

Bone-in country style ribs

  1. Place ribs in pan
  2. Fill pan with water just above ribs
  3. Boil ribs for approximately 1 hour. Water will boil down about half way.
  4. Turn stove off and set pan aside. Let ribs cool.
  5. Once ribs have cooled, transfer ribs in a single layer to glass Pyrex baking dish about 11 x 9 inch pan.
  6. Sprinkle garlic salt and black ground pepper over ribs, to taste.
  7. Pour two bottles of barbecue sauce over ribs and spread out evenly with a pastry brush.
  8. Pour 1/2 cup water over ribs.
  9. Serve with suggested sides: macaroni & cheese, cornbread, buttered corn.

Place water above ribs and boil

Sprinkle with garlic salt and black ground pepper to taste.

Transfer cooled ribs to Pyrex

Use tongs to transfer the ribs to a Pyrex dish. A 11 x 9 Pyrex with a lid works best which can be stored later with leftovers.

Pour on the barbecue sauce and add water

Use store bought honey barbecue sauce. Two 18-ounce bottles will be enough to cover a 3 pound package of ribs. Brush evenly with a pastry brush. Pour on about 1/2 cup water.

The barbecue sauce will spread on thick. The water will keep the sauce hydrated through the baking process and the ribs will come out finger licking good!

Serve with your favorite semi-homemade sides: macaroni & cheese, cornbread, buttered corn

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 tablespoons of honey barbecue sauce = 60 calorie
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Same recipe for beef ribs

This same recipe can be used for country style bone-in beef ribs.


This recipe yields enough for a family of four and maybe enough leftovers for one lunch.

Having a big party and need more ribs? Make the ribs ahead of time by boiling, seasoning, and freezing the ribs ahead of time. Bake in disposable aluminum pans.

Have wet napkins available for guests at your dinner table.

Suggestions for side dish combinations:

  • Baked potato and buttered corn on the cob
  • Steamed white rice and buttered green beans
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Baked sweet potato with butter and cinnamon
  • Baked sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows
  • Macaroni & cheese with buttered corn and cornbread
  • Cornbread or biscuits


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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Hi Ben! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Let me know how they are if you try them! :D

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      Benjamin Chege 4 years ago

      Dear Crafty,

      I am already salivating, I am not a fan of pork, but will try the interesting recipe. They look delicious. Voted up, awesome and interesting.