BBQ Spareribs


  • 4 lbs. ribs, 2 sides pork spareribs
  • 2-3 cups beer, white wine or water

    Dry Rub

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. pepper

    BBQ Glaze

  • 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Directions

    1. Cut ribs into three-bone pieces.

    Dry Rub

    1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then rub into the rib pieces.

    2. Prepare tamale steamer with 2 cups of beer, white wine or water. Put on medium-high heat. Place the rib pieces in the steamer and lean them up against each other and place the lid on.

    3. Steam ribs for at least 1 hour, adding liquid so the pot does not go dry. When the ribs are fork tender, place them on a baking rack to cool.

    BBQ Glaze

    1. Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour to infuse flavors.

    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baking rack on cookie sheet, then brush rib pieces thoroughly. Bake for 20-25 minutes, brushing the ribs every five minutes.

    Serve with fresh chopped cilantro.

    Yield: 3 to 4 servings