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Tangy Spare Ribs

Tangy Spare Ribs

"I'll never forget the wonderful aroma of these spare ribs when I was growing up. They have a real old-fashioned flavor. Who can resist when that mouth-watering homemade barbecue sauce clings to every morsel? -Judy Clark, Elkhart, Indiana"
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3 h servings
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  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile in a medium saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil reduce heat. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drain fat from roasting pan. Pour sauce over ribs. Bake 1-1/2 hours longer or until meat is tender.

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This was excellent! Just a word of caution...if you use half the amount of spare ribs, do NOT cut the sauce in half. It isn't quite enough and burned a little in the bottom of the pan. They w...

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I followed recipe EXACTLY and my sauce was runny and the taste of ketcup was overpowering. Had to make quite a few changes to it.

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This was excellent! Just a word of caution...if you use half the amount of spare ribs, do NOT cut the sauce in half. It isn't quite enough and burned a little in the bottom of the pan. They w...

I am very picky about my sauce for ribs and I have to say this is one of the best I have tasted.

This was fantastic. I am never crazy about anything that is too sweet, and this was just right for me. A nice way to get away from the same old BBQ sauce.

we bought half a hog and the spare ribs came with it. didn't think i was a big ribs fan but i was very suprised at how good they were. especially considering it was the first time i ever prepar...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. It was exactly what I was looking for. A nice thick, heavy sauce. It was the best. I will keep this one in the recipe box.

My husband really liked these a lot. (I don't like ribs so I can't include my vote.) The sauce was really tasty and I will definitely try it on some other kinds of meat. The only change I mad...

Really good tasting recipe! I didn't like the sauce at all when I was cooking it on the stovetop. But after brushing it onto the ribs, it really changed to a nice flavor. I cooked the ribs in...

I used the cooking technique. I was at a vacation home with limited ingredients so I didn't make the sauce. I used Sweet Baby Rays sauce because it has really nice tang to it. I cooked the ribs ...

Excellent recipe - meat falls off the bone and the sauce is delicious. Easily doubled for a large crowd. Also easy to prepare ahead of time and keep in a warm oven (did not dry out even though ...

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