How to Make Super Easy Barbecue Ribs

Occasionally, I would get a hankering for ribs.  Then I would go to town, stop at a BBQ house and order them.  Or go without.  I would never make them.  But I plan on making them this weekend.

My daughter, Debbie, started me on this.  She’s a heck of cook and baker.  We were over to her house and she went out on the deck and came back with a big plate of barbecue ribs.  When I asked her how she made them, she showed me a super easy way.

She cooked them in a Dutch oven set on the grill and slow cooked for about 90 minutes.  But it really doesn’t matter where you cook them in as long as it’s slow.  A crock pot works well.  You can use the side burner on your grill.

The slow cooking will make them tender, the meat will slide from the bones, and your barbecue sauce will flavor them.  Give them a try this weekend.

Here’s the recipe.

3 to 4 pounds pork spare ribs
1 large sweet onion or two smaller ones, sliced
1 1/2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce

  1. Trim most of the fat from the ribs. Place a layer of ribs in the bottom of a Dutch oven or other heavy pan that you can use on the grill.  Place a layer of sliced onions over the ribs.  Repeat the process with the remaining onions and meat.  Pour the barbecue sauce over the meat and onions.

Cover with a tight lid and cook for 90 minutes or until the meat is tender and slides easily from the bones.

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