Montana Grills

Recipes - Pork - Barbequed Spare Ribs


  • 3 lbs pork spare ribs
  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • your choice of Smoking Chips soaked in water for about 5 minutes


Combine the mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder and rub it over the ribs. For sauce, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well and set aside.

Preheat grill. Spread a layer of smoking chips in the center of a large foil sheet. Fold and seal the foil closed into a flat envelope, and then perforate the top with holes using a wooden skewer or fork. Place the smoking envelope directly on the cooking surface above the fire, or place it on top of the gas grill diffusers below the cooking surface and above the burner.

Grill ribs, over direct heat and medium low coals for 1 hour, turning occasionally. Grill 20 minutes longer, basting both sides several times with sauce or until meat is tender.