I have shared these before, but they were not in my Recipe Page and didn’t have pictures so I though that I would share them again….

When I was young, one of my favourite places to eat was the Bar-B-Barn in Montreal. I remember going with my mom or my dad on many occasions, but these always remind me of my dad. Around the time I got married, I found the recipe for Bar-B-Barn ribs on the internet, from an article in the Montreal Gazette from 1990…

I have made this over and over in the last years and they have just gotten better and better through trial and error…

I usually use two racks of ribs when I make this recipe since that is usually how they are sold. I get the small ones because I rarely can find long ribs here, but either will do.

First, line a pan with tinfoil and put the dry rub together.

2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Paprika
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Chili Powder
2 tbsp Garlic Powder

Lay the ribs on the pan and coat on both sides with the dry rub.

Ribs with dry-rub

Cover with more tin foil and seal tightly around the edges…

Bake in oven at 275 for about 2 1/2 hours….

Meanwhile, make the sauce…

In a sauce pan combine…

2 c Brown Sugar
1 c Apple Sauce (homemade is great 🙂 )
1/2 c Fresh Lemon Juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Pepper
1/2 ts Garlic Powder

Bring to boil and let boil for about 2 min and then let cool…

(homemade apple sauce)

Homemade apple sauce

Take the ribs out of the oven… When they come out they should already have a great colour…

Out of the oven with the dry-rub

Turn the heat up on the oven to 350, baste the ribs heavily with the sauce and bake for another 45min (adding more sauce to the ribs every 10-15 min)

The ribs will have no problem being fall off the bone tender…

Perfect ribs...

Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving,… it is essential 🙂