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This recipe for BARBECUED BABY BACK RIBS, by , is from The Fite Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rene Fite


3 racks baby back ribs
salt and pepper

BBQ Sauce:
4 c. Heinz ketchup
1 med. onion, chopped finely
2 T. butter
2 T. olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 t. Worcestershire sauce

Place racks of ribs on large cookie sheet. Salt and pepper the racks. Cover the racks with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours or until just done. While the ribs are baking, prepare the sauce. The ribs can be cooled before barbecuing or refrigerated overnight. Cut each rack in half before barbecuing for ease of turning.

Sauce: In large skillet saute onions in butter and oil until onions are tender and opaque. Add ketchup, lemon, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer 2 hours. During the simmering process, add more lemon, brown sugar and/or Worcestershire sauce as necessary to achieve the proper flavor.

Barbecue the ribs over medium heat 7 1/2 minutes on each side. Turn heat to low, baste ribs with warm sauce and cook 5 minutes. Turn ribs over, baste and cook 5 minutes. Repeat the turning, basting and cooking process 3 or 4 times. Cut ribs into single rib sections to serve.




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