Food Network has a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for barbecue pork spare ribs. The ribs are made on the grill, and flavored with a homemade barbecue seasoning and barbecue sauce.
To make Food Network's recipe, remove the membrane and excess fat from a 4-pound pork spare rib. In a bowl, combine 4 ounces paprika, 2 ounces white sugar and 1 teaspoon onion powder. Season both sides of the spare ribs with the mixture, and refrigerate for 24 hours. Preheat the grill to 275 degrees F.
Place the meat on the grill away from the flame, and cook the ribs for 2 1/2 hours, curl side up. Flip the ribs over for one hour. To make dry ribs, take the ribs off the grill, and sprinkle the seasoning mixture over it. Cut, and serve. To make wet ribs, mix 16 ounces ketchup, 8 ounces water, 3 ounces brown sugar, 3 ounces white sugar, 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 tablespoon onion powder, 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard powder, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce Worcestershire sauce, 4 ounces apple cider vinegar, 1 ounce light corn syrup and 2 ounces seasoning mixture. Pour the barbecue sauce over the ribs. Cut, and serve.