photograph by Matt Hulsman

3 to 4 pounds ribs, cut into pieces
1 lemon, sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 cups water

Preheat oven to 450°. Place ribs in shallow roasting pan, meaty side up. On each piece, place a slice of unpeeled lemon and a thin slice of onion. Roast for 30 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, then pour over ribs. Continue baking at 350° until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, while basting ribs with sauce every 15 minutes. If sauce gets too thick, add more water. Makes 4 servings.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.