Country-Style Ribs

  • Yield: 4 servings


4pounds country-style pork ribs
1cup catsup
1/4cup olive oil
1/4cup tarragon vinegar
2tablespoons wine vinegar
2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2drops liquid smoke, optional
2tablespoons minced onion
1-- garlic clove, minced
1tablespoon brown sugar
1tablespoon whole mustard seed
2teaspoons paprika
1teaspoon crushed oregano
1teaspoon chili powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon ground cloves
1-- bay leaf


  1. Simmer ribs in salted water until tender (approximately 45 minutes).
  2. Drain, cover, and set aside until ready to grill.
  3. Charcoal ribs 30 to 45 minutes, turning and basting occasionally with sauce.
  4. To prepare the sauce.  Combine all ingredients; stir well.
  5. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove bay leaf.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Owensboro’s To Market, To Market, Home Again, Home Again (Owensboro, Kentucky, 1984).