Great Great Aunt Jessie's 1940's Barbecued Spareribs

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by TMoney

This is from a newspaper clipping that my great great aunt Jessie glued to her scrapbook of recipes. Another recipe on the page shows a date of 1938 so I can only assume it was published close to that year. It's actually very similar to my famous rib recipe!

Top Review by terri

Excellent! I put it under the broiler for 5 mins and made it crispy. WOW!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Have spareribs cut into serving portions.
  2. Place in baking pan; bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  3. Chop onion; brown in fat or salad oil.
  4. Add lemon juice, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, water, chili sauce, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook slowly 20 minutes.
  6. Pour over spareribs; continue baking 1 hour.

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