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Easy Tasty Spareribs and/or Chicken Sauce


This rib sauce is delicious! Everyone I serve it to comments on it; a few times! And it is so easy:-) The measurements are for a full rack of pork ribs or 6 to 8 chicken breasts or legs. This sauce freezes well.

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  • 1 C. ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp. mustard
  • 4 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp. 'ReaLemon' juice
  • 2 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


Servings 8
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Cut ribs in sections of four, as to fit in the pot.
Boil ribs for 10 mins.

Step 2

While the ribs are boiling, mix all ingredients together in a medium size bowl until well blended.

Step 3

Remove ribs and place in a large enough shallow roasting pan (or 2 if need be).

Salt and pepper the ribs.
Pour sauce over the ribs.

Step 4

Baste occasionally.
Cook for 1 hour
Cut into a rib after 45 mins. to check if they are cooked, as all ovens differ.

Step 5


I place 2 pieces of tinfoil, layered, in the pan as the sauce gets very sticky and I find it is easier to clean the pan afterwards.

For chicken, there is no need to boil. With ribs, I find they are much more tender if boiled for a bit.

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