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Catholic Recipe: Savory Spareribs


  • 4 pounds spareribs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


Serves: 4-6

Yield: 4 lbs. spareribs

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: N/A

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Barbecued spareribs are an American favorite.


Have spareribs cut into serving-size pieces at meat market; place in large pot of boiling water. Cover; simmer 1 hour. Drain. Meanwhile, prepare sauce. Cook onion and garlic in butter or margarine until onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat about 15 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring now and then. Place spareribs on barbecue grill about 4 inches above hot coals; brush with sauce. Cook about 30 minutes, basting and turning every 5 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965