Mom’s Best Barbecued Ribs

Recipe by ElaineAnn
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Note: you may use Splenda brown sugar blend in place of brown sugar.
  • Cut the ribs into sections of 3 or 4 ribs each.
  • Place on rack in roasting pan; pour boiling water in bottom of pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake in preheated 300° oven for 2 hours.
  • Prepare sauce by melting margarine in a saucepan. Add chopped onion and simmer until tender but not brown.
  • Add catsup to onions.
  • In a 2-cup measure, mix remaining ingredients, stirring well to dissolve brown sugar.
  • Add this to catsup, stirring as you bring it to boil. Turn heat very low and let sauce simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened.
  • Remove ribs from roasting pan, place on large foil-lined cookie sheet (for easier cleanup). Brush both sides generously with sauce.
  • Turn oven up to 375° and return ribs to oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • BONUS: Sauce recipe may be doubled or tripled, and remaining sauce can be stored in air-tight jar or bottle in the fridge. It keeps well for up to a month. Mine never lasts that long because I use it on everything.