Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Oven Baked Spareribs

Oven Baked Spareribs

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From the kitchen of Kathy Nicholson

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
20-30 minutes
4 servings
Dairy‑free, Good for parties/potlucks


2 pounds pork spareribs
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
4 green peppers (diced or sliced)
4 red peppers (diced or sliced)
2 orange peppers (diced or sliced)
2 large Spanish onions (sliced)
1/4 cup ground garlic
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups water
cornstarch, for thickening


  1. In large pot of water, boil ribs until tender.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  3. In separate saucepan, add soy sauce, 3 cups of water, ketchup, brown sugar. Bring to boil, turn down and add cornstarch to thicken.

  4. In a roaster pan, place drained ribs (slabs) and sauce, then add peppers, onions, spices.

  5. Bake covered 20-30 minutes, or until tender.

  6. Remove lid towards end of baking.

  7. Continually check so ribs don't burn or sauce dries up.


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Mary says:

Husband loved them! I only used one green bell pepper and one onion; using 10 peppers seemed like way more than we needed. I also didn't use any water or cornstarch. I didn't have any problem with them drying up or burning in the oven.

11/5/2012 7:49:19 AM

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