Pork spare ribs

What are pork spare ribs?

Pork spare ribs little need introduction. Finger-licking good, these ribs are sourced from the belly side of the ribcage and they tend to contain more meat than other pork ribs. They also contain more fat, making them more tender than back ribs for example.

Popular in Asian and American cuisine, spare ribs yield fantastic pork flavour and when cooked properly they offer mouth-watering succulence. With that in mind, let’s have a look at how to cook pork spare ribs.

How to cook pork spare ribs

Delicious and affordable, pork spare ribs can also claim to be versatile as they can be cooked quite a few different ways. Enjoy them oven roasted, barbequed or even slow cooked.

For fantastic oven roasted spare ribs, we’d recommend seasoning well and covering in tin foil to lock in flavour and moisture. Cook for a long time to ensure that the meat fully tenderises and the fat renders down and adds rich flavour.

A classic favourite in the U.S., BBQ spare ribs work well when both seasoned and marinated. And ensure to baste the meat with the marinade throughout grilling. Tex-Mex spiced and Asian inspired marinades worked fantastically well with pork spare ribs. Slow cooked spare ribs are also a winner; the tender meat will simply fall away from the bone and melt in your mouth!

How long does it take to cook a pork spare ribs? As a rough guideline, oven roasted spare ribs take around 2.5 - 3 hours.

Pork spare ribs from Campbells

Our extensive range of quality pork produce includes finger-licking spare ribs, available to buy online. Choose between our Asian inspired Chinese Style Pork Spare Ribs or classic Scotch Pork Spare Ribs, our meatiest rib that’s bursting with flavour!

We also offer mouth-watering baby back ribs. Buy any of our pork rib products, and the team at Campbells Meat will prepare them and deliver them freshly to your door!