Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Braised Bbq Spareribs

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  • Yield: 8 to 16 servings
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1/2 cup Cajun dry spice rub, recipe follows

8 racks spareribs

2 large onions, sliced

Water or chicken stock

Barbecue sauce

Cajun Dry Spice Rub:

1/4 cup Kosher salt

1/4 cup cayenne

1/4 cup paprika

1/4 cup garlic granules

1/4 cup ground black pepper

2 tablespoons onion granules

2 tablespoons oregano, dry

2 tablespoons thyme, dry


  1. In a large roasting or sheet pan, scatter half the onions. Rub the ribs with Cajun spices and overlap ribs onto the onions. Scatter remaining onions over the ribs. Pour a little water or stock into the pan. Cover tightly with foil and put into a preheated 350 degree oven, for 1 to 2 hours or until ribs are tender. When cooked, brush with barbecue sauce and grill or broil to glaze.

Cajun Dry Spice Rub:

  1. Mix all ingredients and store in a jar.