Barbecued Ribs Recipe
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Barbecued Ribs Recipe

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Mention pork spareribs to any Southerner, and barbecue will almost always come to mind. This recipe is a favorite with my family. Who don't you try it and see if it doesn't become one of your family's favorites?
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 524 calories, 37g fat (12g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 799mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Place in a single layer in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Pour over ribs. Bake 50-60 minutes longer, basting occasionally. Cut into serving-size pieces. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Ribs in Country June/July 1992, p49

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kelly willcox User ID: 1528317 26378
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"So far the best recipe for ribs I made"

christell User ID: 3397911 38952
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"they were great. I wonder if this recipe could be made in the crock pot"

pastaman13 User ID: 4004103 36545
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"love the onions very good"

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