Sunday, March 28, 2010

Great Oven BBQ Ribs

My mother made the best BBQ ribs and she cooked them indoors. This was always the meal that I requested for my birthday dinner.
I am fanatical about ribs cooked on the grill but when a dreadful spring rains sets in, this recipe is always a sentimental favorite.

The recipe even looks like it came from the 50’s doesn’t it?

2 cups sliced onions

2 cups ketchup

2 cups water

4 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 teaspoons dry mustard

4 pounds pork spareribs


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine onions, ketchup, water, salt, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and mustard. Split ribs down the center between the bones.

3. Heat a large lightly oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Add ribs and sear until browned.

4. Place ribs in a single layer in two baking pan or casserole dish. Pour half of the sauce over the ribs, reserve remainder.

5. Bake ribs in preheated oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours. Turn and baste meat every twenty minutes with remaining sauce, using all sauce by two hours. Continue turning and basting ribs using sauce in the pan during the last hour of baking.

Bon Appetit!