My mother would agree that coming up with foods that a husband and 13 children all liked could be a real challenge. Each and every one of us thought these ribs were delicious. Now my own family loves them, too!
Recommended: Best Barbecued Ribs
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 3 pounds pork spareribs
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1-3/4 cups cranberry juice
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Place ribs on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 12-20 minutes per side or until browned. Remove ribs from rack; drain drippings. Return ribs to pan.
- Combine brown sugar, flour, salt, mustard and cloves in a saucepan; gradually add cranberry juice, stirring until smooth. Add water, vinegar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over ribs.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes longer or until ribs are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Glazed Spareribs in Country Pork 1996, p109