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Barbecued Spareribs

March 7, 2011


4lb spareribs, cracked in half, lengthwise
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
Dash cayenne


1. In a large kettle, place ribs, onion, salt, pepper, and 3 quarts water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 1 1/2 hours, or until very tender. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, make Barbecue Sauce: In medium saucepan, combine all ingredients for sauce. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

3. Arrange spareribs on rack in broiler pan. Brush with sauce. Broil 5 inches from heat, basting frequently with sauce. 10 minutes on each side.

Makes 6 servings.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    October 19, 2012 6:31 am

    I just made this today it was WONDERFUL. Tangy but not spicy; i was extremely impressed

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