Barbequed Spareribs

This is one of my favorite summer main dishes. Add a little corn on the cob and some watermelon on the side and it is the epitome of good summer eating.
3 lbs baby back ribs
1/2 cup commercial barbeque sauce
1/4 cup pancake syrup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Two hours before serving, place ribs on top rack of broiler pan. Put water in broiler pan to depth of 1 inch. Cover ribs with foil. Bake at 350 degrees fro 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Mix barbeque sauce, syrup and sugar together. Brush on ribs. Grill over hot coals about 5 minutes on each side or until sauce is bubbly and browned. If you don’t want to grill, you can discard the water in the bottom of the pan and continue baking for 30 additional minutes basting several times with remaining sauce.


  1. I've never cooked ribs this way -- I usually go "old school" and make them completely on the grill, but that does take more effort. I'll have to try this!

  2. They are so good this way. The last time I made them the meat was falling off the bone and so flavorful. You'll have to let me know what you think.