Im going to show you an original spare rib recipe that is simple and will probably be the best ribs you ever had. Make these and bring them with you to a party and your the man! I used to go to the store and walk right by the ribs, they always seemed to overwhelm me. Now it is something that I really enjoy making. 


  • 1 Full Rack Pork or Beef Ribs
  • 4 cloves Chopped Garlic 
  • 5 Tablespoons Dried Thyme
  • 5 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
  • 1 Can Goya Mango Nectar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil 
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • Pepper
  • BBQ Sauce – I use Jack Daniel’s brand, any honey BBQ will do.

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have a nice full roll of aluminum foil. But before we get to that point we need to marinate these things. Lay out your ribs on a large platter (baking dish usually does the trick.) Generously season both sides with dried thyme, granulated garlic, salt, and pepper. Once seasoned smear brown sugar on both sides. Place the ribs in a large container or in a large sealable bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour. After your quick chill, combine chopped garlic, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and Goya Mango Nectar. Pour mixture overtop of the ribs. Refrigerate overnight.

Ok here is where the foil comes in. Layout foil so that you will have enough to fold over the ribs, needs to be 3-4 sheets thick. You will be sealing the ribs in a aluminum package. Once you have your foil laid out place the ribs on top reserving marinade. Bring up and pinch the edges of the foil, pour remaining marinade on top of the ribs. Now be sure your package is sealed tightly, wrap a couple more layers of foil to be sure there will be no leaking. It helps if you fold over and pinch the edges all the way around. 

Place your package on to a baking pan to assure that there is no dripping. Bake in the oven at 325 for 2 – 2 1/2 hours. During that time your ribs are steaming in that package. 

To finish, carefully remove your ribs from the package. They are cooked at this point, but there is one more step. Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce and place on a med-high grill. Cook for about 10-15 minutes turning once, brushing BBQ sauce generously. Be sure not to move them that much, you will notice that the ribs want to come off the bone. Remove glazed ribs from the grill, cut into sections and serve. 

Let me just warn you, probably should make more then one rack because they will disappear FAST!

Tell us how you liked them.