Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

My friend Dale was a big eater, as was her construction-worker husband. She made this recipe just for the 2 of them, and would double it if having another couple over for dinner (she gave me this recipe after I had it at her house, back in, I think, 1977). I have indicated "two servings", but I think maybe it can be stretched a little more :-) She always served it with mashed potatoes and cole slaw.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F and place ribs in a small roaster; set aside.
  2. Combine all other ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer until mixture thickens.
  3. Pour sauce over ribs and bake until ribs are very tender; at least 3 hours.
  4. She never told me to baste them, but I check them about once per hour and do baste them a bit with the sauce.
  5. According to my friend Dale,"serves 2 hearty eaters".
Most Helpful

Man this is excellent! Boy what a taste! I used beef ribs and the sauce is just perfect. The kind of sauce that when the ribs are gone, you dip your bread in it to get it all. *s* Easy to fix and so delicious. This a winner...a keeper...and getting fixed again next Sunday. I'm glad I picked this one. Many Thanks for it.

Chuck in Killbuck September 09, 2002

A definite keeper! Ribs were so tender, the bone slipped right out. The preparation is simple. I added approximately 3 tablespoons bottled BBQ sauce because I found it a little too sweet for my liking. Perhaps I should have left out the brown sugar (ketchup is sweet enough).

Cassaroo November 15, 2002