Pork Spareribs with Paprika Tomato Sauce

Jun 21

pork spareribs with paprika tomato sauce1Chef Jill Sandique shared this family recipe at a cooking demo over at the Maya Kitchen. My daughter attended this demo for me since I was at a seminar in Tagaytay. According to Chef Jill, she asked loyal family cook, Carmen “Menchie” Sanchez to teach her this recipe. This recipe, however, is a variation from the original which uses pork chop. Try using lamb chops, too!


12 to 16 pieces pork spareribs, about 3 kgs. (can substitute for pork chops)

2 tablespoons Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce

2/3 cup Heniz Tomato Ketchup

1/2 teaspoon Lea and Perrins Hot Pepper Sauce, or more

3 tablespoons Heniz White or Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

3 tablespoons minced garlic

1 large onion, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons sweet Spanish paprika

2 tablespoons soy sauce, or more

2 tablespoons sugar, or more

3 cups water

salt, to taste


1. Place pork spareribs, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Le and Perrins Hot Pepper Sauce, Heinz White or Apple Cider Vinegar and the rest of the ingredients in a pot. Place over high fire and bring to a boil.

2. Cover pot with a lid and lower heat to a simmer.

3. Cook for 40 to 50 minutes, or until meat is fork-tender.

4. Remove lid and simmer for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened. Season with salt.

3. Transfer the spareribs to a serving platter. Serve hot.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 to 50 minutes

Tip: The dish tastes better when served the next day.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (375 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  • http://adobo-atibapa-pinoy-food-celebration.blogspot.com/ Kathy

    This looks really good. One thing i noticed is the addition of mayonnaise which i never tried before. You see our family loves grilled food and i will definitely try this out. thanks.

  • http://adobo-atibapa-pinoy-food-celebration.blogspot.com/ Kathy

    i posted a comment earlier but am not sure if it went through. anyway just would like to say that i have been following your blog and i enjoy your every post. my family loves grilled food and i will surely try this. looks different with the addition of mayonnaise. thanks!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Pork Barbecue Recipe You Will Love =-.

  • http://www.webblurbs.com Web Blurbs

    Wow good thing I’ve come across your website searching on how to cook this dish. =) Keep up the good work!
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  • rw

    I’m usually not big on foreign food, but this dish looks so delicious I feel like I NEED to try it. In fact, all of these recipes look pretty good! Thank you for posting these!

  • http://stefgonzaga.com/ Stephanie

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m gonna try it out for dinner tonight. :) Hope it doesn’t turn out wrong.
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  • http://frozenshoulderexercise.ca sandra

    this looks really good, i cant wait to try this when i ge tback from the miiddle east (no pork here)

  • http://adobo-atibapa-pinoy-food-celebration.blogspot.com/ Kathy

    I tried this spareribs recipe yesterday and it was a hit with the family! I think the addition of mayonnaise made a big difference, made it tastier. Thanks for this recipe idea!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Chicken Lollipop =-.

  • yna j

    i have made this recipe last week and it was definetely the best dish i have ever served to my partner… the best!