Authentic Barbecue Pork Spareribs Using a Paper Bag Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Authentic Barbecue Pork Spareribs Using a Paper Bag
Add your photo!



  1. Mix all dry rub ingredients together in a medium bowl. Measure out 3/4 cup of the dry rub and place in separate bowl. Reserve remaining rub for future use. Rub 3 tablespoons dry rub on each side of the 2 racks of ribs. Let ribs stand at room temperature for up to an hour, (wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate if you need to hold them any longer).
  2. Preheat grill.
  3. Wrap about 2 cups of hickory wood chips in a foil packet and poke packet with a fork. Lay foil packet on top of the grilll.
  4. Turn the ribs every thirty minutes for a total cooking time of two to three hours. At 1 1/2 hours, keeping the temperature constant at 250 degrees. If the meat is nearing doneness, the meat will start pulling away from the bones and have a distinct rosy glow on the exterior.
  5. Immediately after taking the ribs off the grill, completely wrap them in aluminum foil. Put the foil wrapped ribs in a brown paper bag and fold the paper bag over the ribs. Allow to rest at room temperature for one hour or more.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare barbecue sauce. Heat butter in a medium saucepan. Add onions and garlic; sauté until onions soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in next 6 ingredients; cook over medium heat to blend flavors, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar and tomato sauce; bring to simmer. Simmer uncovered until sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes. After ribs have rested for at least an hour, unwrap and brush with barbecue sauce (or pass sauce separately). Cut into individual servings and serve.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2036.81 Kcal (8528 kJ)
Calories from fat 1469.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 163.31g 251%
Cholesterol 549.33mg 183%
Sodium 4559.88mg 190%
Potassium 2157.94mg 46%
Total Carbs 29.48g 10%
Sugars 11.02g 44%
Dietary Fiber 7.53g 30%
Protein 101.9g 204%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 12%
Iron 12.2mg 68%
Calcium 220.4mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 265.76 Kcal (1113 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.31g 251%
Cholesterol 71.68mg 183%
Sodium 594.97mg 190%
Potassium 281.57mg 46%
Total Carbs 3.85g 10%
Sugars 1.44g 44%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 30%
Protein 13.3g 204%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 12%
Iron 1.6mg 68%
Calcium 28.8mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 53.5
  • 54

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top