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Contest-Winning Barbecued Spareribs

Meet the Cook: All of us - my husband, our two sons (19 and 16) and I - love to eat barbecued ribs. But the closest rib restaurant to us in Denver, 150 miles away. So I came up with this recipe. It's now our traditional meal on the Fourth of July. -Jane Uphoff, Idalia, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Grill: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Combine the first four ingredients; rub over ribs. For sauce, combine the remaining ingredients; set aside.
  • Grill ribs, covered, over indirect heat and medium-low coals for 1 hour, turning occasionally. Add 10 briquettes to coals. Grill 30 minutes longer, basting both sides several times with sauce or until meat is tender.

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