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  • 3 to 4 lbs spareribs or back ribs
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • Basting Sauce
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • Salt ribs; place in shallow roasting pan meaty side up. Roast at 450° about 30 minutes. Drain excess fat from pan. Top each piece of ribs with a slice of lemon and a slice of onion.
  • Make Basting Sauce: Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over ribs, Lower temperature to 350°. bake until well done, about 1 1/2 hrs. If sauce gets too thick, add more water. Makes 4 servings.


This is a recipe I have made for many years. It came from the 1962 souvenir edition of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.

Categories: Main Dish 

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