Oven BBQ Ribs

Oven BBQ Ribs

Makes 6 servings


  • 2-1/4 lbs. racks pork baby back ribs
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 large onioncooked, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. chili sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. hot red pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to temperature 450°F. Place ribs in a large roasting pan and cover with next 3 ingredients and 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce. Roast uncovered 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and set aside. Remove meat from pan.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to temperature 350°F. Discard excess fat from pan. Return meat to pan and bake another 1-3/4 hours, basting with sauce every 15 minutes. Add water to sauce if it gets too thick.