3 to 3 1/2 pounds spareribs (boneless country-style are best)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup ketchup
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon wine and pepper Worcestershire sauce (regular Worcestershire can be substituted)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450°.
Put ribs in shallow pan; cover tightly with foil and bake in preheated oven 45 minutes or until tender.
While ribs bake, prepare sauce by combining remaining ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
When ribs are done, drain off any fat and reduce oven temperature to 350°. Pour sauce over ribs. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, 1 hour, basting frequently.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.