I was given this recipe by a dear friend from Brooklyn. She used to make this recipe only when special friends came over, or for visits from her grandchildren. After I got married, she invited me and my new husband over for dinner and we were honored to be her special guests as she served us this most delicious meat dish. Many years later, she gave me this recipe and I, too, make it only on special occasions (Shabbat dinner, yom tov… or whenever I see the spare ribs on sale!). My family loves it a lot and I have even made it with veal spare ribs, and boneless spare ribs.
It’s quick and simple to make and it doubles easily and freezes really well too.
½ cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
4 gloves crushed garlic
3 cups ketchup
½ cup water
2 large onions cut into rings
2 pounds spare ribs
Mix ingredients in a bowl except onions.
Place onions at the bottom of a 9×13. Lay the meat on top of the onions and pour over the marinade for 2 hours.
Bake covered at 350 for 1½ – 2 hours.