Barbecued Sage Spareribs


  • 6 pounds country style pork spareribs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage or 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Place ribs in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Add onion, garlic, pickling spices, sage, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.

  • 2

    Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until tender. Cool slightly; rinse ribs with water to remove spices.

  • 3

    Pour barbecue sauce into a large resealable plastic bag or shallow baking dish. Add ribs; cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • 4

    Bring to a cool room temperature. Drain, reserving marinade.

  • 5

    Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat turning several times until browned and heated through, about 10 minutes.

  • 6

    Place marinade in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Brush over the ribs. Serves 6.

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