Applesauce Barbecued Spareribs Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 3 Min
Ready In1 Hr 13 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Onion1 Medium, thinly sliced and separated into rings
 Margarine/Butter1 Tablespoon
 Applesauce1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Catsup1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Worcestershire sauce1 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pork spareribs2 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 3 rib pieces

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 933 Calories from Fat 631

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g108.1%

Saturated Fat 25.8 g129.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 220 mg

Sodium 834 mg34.7%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.9%

Sugars 18.5 g

Protein 49 g97.5%

Vitamin A 8.5% Vitamin C 22.2%

Calcium 12.4% Iron 16.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mix onion and margarine in a medium bowl.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in remaining ingredients except spareribs.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until hot and bubbly, 4 to 6 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times during cooking.
Set barbecue sauce aside.
Arrange spareribs in rectangular baking dish, 12 x 8 inches, or 10-inch square casserole.
Spread with 3/4 cup of the barbecue sauce.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) 5 minutes.
Reduce power to MEDIUM (50%).
Microwave 20 minutes.
Rearrange and turn spareribs over.
Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) until fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Spread remaining barbecue sauce over spareribs.
Microwave, uncovered, at MEDIUM (50%) until barbecue sauce is hot and spareribs are glazed, 4 to 6 minutes.