Grandma’s BBQ Spare Ribs

I just made these the other night and they came out excellent!

Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1½-2 hours  | Total: 2 hours


  • 1 lb ribs
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 dash tabasco
  • 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)


  1. Bake ribs at 450° for 30 min. (with nothing on them)
  2. While ribs are cooking, mix together ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, tabasco, & liquid smoke
  3. Heat in medium sauce pan until boiling, stirring occasionally
  4. Remove ribs from oven and pour off the fat, return to pan
  5. Brush on ketchup mixture, cover with onions and lemon
  6. Reduce heat, bake at 250° for 1-2 hours (flip ribs ½ way through)
  7. Baste every 15 minutes, leaving some mixture on the side for dipping

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