Friday, October 31, 2008

Food Friday - BBQ Spareribs

It is good to be home (more on the fabulous trip to Utah later) and to celebrate my return to Dixie, here is a great recipe for BBQ Spareribs (Phil got this from a friend in Utah so I guess it isn't necessarily southern, but oh well...)

6 Pounds Spareribs, Cut into serving size pieces
1/2 C Chopped Onions
2 Cans Condensed Tomato Soup
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Hot Sauce
1 T Vinegar
2 T Butter (or margarine)
1/3 C Worcestershire Sauce
1 T Prepared Dry Mustard (the spice)
1/4 t Ground Cloves

  • In large pan, cover spare ribs with water.
  • Simmer 1 hour; drain.
  • Arrange in two 1/2 quart shallow baking dishes.
  • In saucepan, cook onion in butter until tender.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Spoon over ribs.
  • Bake at 450 for 30 minutes or until done.
Ok, so here is how I did it differently:
  1. I used Pork Tenderloin instead of ribs ('cause that is what was on sale and therefore in my freezer).
  2. I didn't simmer the pork for an hour in water.
  3. After I made the sauce (as directed, except I only had whole cloves), I poured it over the pork arranged in my crockpot (instead of two shallow dishes).
  4. I cooked it for 5 hours in a crockpot instead of in the oven.
It was delicious! Serve with baked potatos, rolls, green beans, grits, and okra (of course!).

(Ok, I'm not really a fan of okra and the only grits I've had were cheese grits and they were pretty 'ummy.)

Phil: 4 Celery Sticks (he thinks the original is better, use ribs, simmer them, etc.)
Heidi: 5 Celery Sticks (I never had the original)
Eden: 3 Celery Sticks (not "eeooh, 'ucky, 'ucky - but also not 'ummy, 'ummy)

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