Monday, March 10, 2014

Elsie's Barbequed Spareribs

I made these last night and even took pictures of them.  I tried every angle, but it turns out barbequed spareribs are not very photogenic.  No, really.  Google Image "country style barbequed spareribs". . . . See what I mean?
This recipe is from the Woods Cross 7th Ward (church) cookbook that Mom gave all of us back in 1988.  I was nine at the time, so I was super jazzed about finally having some dutch oven camping recipes.  (Not so much.)  This is definitely the recipe I use the most from this cookbook.  I made these spareribs when Jeff and I were engaged and I was still living at home.  The recipe is so easy and foolproof that Mom knew I could be trusted to make them.  They turned out great and Jeff was left with the very false impression that I was a good cook.  The next couple of years would be very sad for him.

I love this inscription Mom wrote in the cookbook, because I do enjoy making these recipes and it does remind me of home, friends and teachers.  I have added this recipe to two other ward cookbooks from areas where we have lived and it's always such a sweet trip down memory lane to see the names of dear old friends and think of them as I make their dutch oven camping recipes.

Elsie's Barbequed Spareribs

3 lbs. country style pork ribs
salt and pepper
1 1/2 c. catsup
1 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. onion salt
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 TBS. Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper ribs.  Mix remaining ingredients together to make barbeque sauce.  Roll ribs in sauce.  Bake for 2 1/2 hours at 325 degrees; cover for first 2 hours.


allyn said...

Why have I nevertheless ride these? Mom made these? That must have happened after I moved out. I must try this and see how it goes. Maybe Aron will get excited to have dinner once again.

Nicole said...

Your copy of the Woods Cross Cookbook is in much better shape than mine. I use so many of those recipes that I've forgotten where the original came from. Nice! (Also, I can't seem to get a good photo of meatballs either. I don't want to see a picture of meatballs.)

Jen said...

My copy is completely worn. Comfort food stand-by's