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Oven-Baked Ribs

 Oven-Baked Ribs
This recipe was developed by a college buddy of mine. Now I make it often for family and friends. The sweet-hot sauce has a unique subtle orange flavor.
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 2 1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds pork spareribs
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 bottle (28 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2/3 to 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Place ribs in two foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans.
  • Bake at 325° for 2 hours; drain. Cut into serving size portions.
  • Place ribs in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Squeeze
  • oranges, reserving 1/2 cup juice and the peel. Combine the juice,
  • barbecue sauce, onion, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chili
  • powder, pepper sauce and cayenne. Cut orange peel into large chunks
  • and add to sauce; pour sauce over ribs.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until ribs are tender and sauce
  • is thickened, turning ribs several times to coat with sauce. Discard
  • orange peel. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (16 ounces) equals 777 calories,

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Oven-Baked Ribs (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 45 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 170 mg cholesterol, 1,259 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 44 g protein.