I quite like spare ribs but after eating some from the local chinese last night, decided I much prefer making my own.
The ones from the chinese were nice and meaty, but two major things wrong with them, firsty they were re-heated which means that they certainly don’t taste as good as they could, secondly the sauce was too sweet and lacked flavour.
The ones I have made are freshly cooked and that makes a (huge) difference. I also make my own sauce and that generally can be a lot tastier (and lots less salty) than other sauces you can buy.
My sauce is made from honey, balsamic vinegar, sunflower oil, tomato puree (though ketchup works just as well) and I add spices, usually Cajun to add heat and flavour.
I cook them with some chopped red onion in a hot oven for about twenty minutes.
I do need to find a better source for my ribs as I much prefer meaty ribs.