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Rain or Shine Barbecue

Rain or Shine BarbecueThis tasty barbecue sauce, made with Russian or French dressing, apricot preserves and dry onion soup mix, goes well with both pork or chicken. The recipe includes indoor (rain) and outdoor (shine) directions for cooking spareribs and chicken.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) bottled red Russian or French dressing
1 (12-ounce) jar apricot preserves
1 (2.4-ounce) package dry onion soup mix
3 pounds spareribs, cut into serving pieces
2 to 2 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, blend dressing, preserves and onion soup mix; set aside.
  2. For Indoor Preparation: Preheat oven to 375º (190ºC). In large shallow baking pan, bake spareribs 30 minutes. Then, begin to bake chicken, arranged in additional large shallow baking pan. Brush chicken and spareribs with half the glaze; bake 30 minutes. Brush with remaining glaze, then bake an additional 15 minutes or until chicken and spareribs are done.
  3. For Outdoor Preparation: Grill spareribs 30 minutes. Then, add chicken and grill 20 minutes. Brush chicken and spareribs with glaze and continue to grill, turning and basting frequently, until chicken and spareribs are done.

Makes 8 servings.

Tip: Use all spareribs, or all chicken pieces, if desired.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Association For Dressings and Sauces.