Country Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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2½ pounds boneless country style pork ribs
2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke (Liquid Smoke is all natural liquefied smoke)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 cup each water and ketchup
⅓ cup lemon juice
⅓ cup dark brown sugar
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon liquid smoke, optional


1. Place ribs in an 11×7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

2. Brush with Liquid Smoke and salt. Pour water into bottom of dish.

3. Cover and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, sauté onion in oil until tender.

5. Add the remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a boil.

6. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

7. Drain ribs; top with half of the barbecue sauce. Cover and bake 1 hour longer or until meat is tender, basting every 20 minutes.

8. Serve with remaining sauce.

Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

One serving (4 ounces cooked pork with 2 Tablespoons sauce) equals:

321 calories
16 grams fat (5 grams saturated fat)
91 mg cholesterol
668 mg sodium
17 grams carbohydrate
5 grams fiber
28 grams protein