Zug Island BBQ Ribs
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 slabs baby back ribs
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 large Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup worcestershire
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Season the ribs on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the seasoned ribs in a deep pan and cover with tin foil, making sure the pan is sealed with the foil.
  3. Do not add water.
  4. Put the ribs in a preheated 350 degree oven and cook for 1 hour 45 minutes or until tender.
  5. Saute onion in olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes or until onion turns translucent.
  6. Mix together the other ingredients and simmer over low heat, approximately 45 minutes.
  7. After the ribs are done cooking, put them on a barbecue or grill over medium heat and brown on both sides.
  8. Coat with sauce and continue to grill for about 5 minutes, watching that they don't burn because of the high sugar content.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
A while back a good friend passed this recipe on to me. It's one of the best "wet" style bbq rib recipes I've ever tasted. She got it from a friend who claimed to have invented it. As to where "Zug Island" is? I have no idea.