This sauce can be used for several different dishes in addition to Southern Style Ribs. I've also used it in Homemade Sloppy Joe's and for pulled pork sandwiches.
Here's a picture of the sauce before it is put on the ribs.
Cook your ribs first. Season with salt & pepper. Bake, covered, at 375 degrees for one and one-half hours. Drain grease. Cover ribs with sauce, cover dish with foil, and bake an additional hour at 375 degrees. Remove from oven and enjoy!
1/2 cup canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 & 1/2 cup catsup
1 & 1/2 cup water
2/3 cup lemon juice
6 Tablespoons sugar
6 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 Tablespoons prepared mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Cook onions in oil over medium heat until tender, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. For Sloppy Joe's, omit oil, increase amount of onion and do not simmer. Just add sauce to your ground beef mixture.