Dinner tonight: Spareribs in Cooking Bag


Everyone loves spareribs, but no one likes cleaning up after cooking them. Right? Dolores Cassin has a solution she enthusiastically calls "soo easy" that makes use of store-bought barbecue sauce and plastic oven bags. Sounds soo easy to us.

Spareribs in Cooking Bag

1 large (14-by-20-inch) oven-cooking bag

¼ cup flour

1½ cups barbecue sauce

½ cup chopped onions

½ cup chopped green pepper

3½ pounds (or more) spareribs, cut in smaller pieces

Preheat oven to 325e_SDgr. Put the flour in the bag and shake it. Place bag in a 13-by-9-inch baking pan, and add barbecue sauce, onions, and green pepper. Blend the ingredients together by squeezing the bag. Add ribs, and close with a twist-tie. Make six ½-inch slits in the top of the bag. Bake 1½ hours. Serve with baked potato and salad.

- Dolores Cassin

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