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Western Ribs Recipe

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I reach for this recipe whenever I crave ribs. Everyday ingredients really perk up store-bought barbecue sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 small onion, diced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (12 ounces) equals 715 calories, 52 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 191 mg cholesterol, 894 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 48 g protein.


  1. Place the ribs in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover with foil. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until just tender; drain. Combine remaining ingredients; spoon over ribs.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes longer, basting occasionally. Cut into serving-size pieces. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Western Ribs in Country Pork 1996, p100

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Very tender and delicious. Love the taste the onions and italian dressing added to it!"

Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"This was an excellent recipe!

I will make it again for sure.
The only thing i did was add alittle water to the bottom of the pan when the ribs were done cooking ..then poured the sauce over the ribs

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