1-1/2 to 5 lbs. country style pork ribs – with or without bones
1 cup lemon juice
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups water
3 cups catsup
1 cup vinegar
8 tbsp brown sugar
8 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp paprika
4 tsp powdered mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
Put half the chopped onion in a large covered oven pan. Place the ribs on top of the chopped onion and place the remaining onion over the ribs. Pour the lemon juice over the ribs, then brown in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45 min., uncovered.
While the ribs are browning, combine the rest of the sauce in a large pot and
slowly bring to a simmer on top of the stove. When the ribs have browned, pour
off most of the liquid in the pan (save the onion) and add the sauce. It should
be enough to fully cover the ribs.
Cover the pan tightly and bake at 425 degrees for 2 hours. Uncover the pan and bake for about 30 minutes more until the sauce cooks down. The meat should just fall off the bone and the sauce is about half its original amount.