I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Bar-B-Barn" Ribs

I started the ribs like this. Take 2  1/2 lbs of pork ribs, cut in pieces 3-4 ribs each to fit in slow cooker.  Mix 1 cup or orange (or pineapple) juice and 2 tbsps. molasses and pour over the meat.  Add enough water to almost cover.
Slow cook on high 3  1/2 - 4 hours.  You don't want the meat to be falling right off the bone.

I saw this on the internet somewhere. It's supposed to have been printed in the Montreal Gazette in 1990 as the "Real" Bar-B-Barn rib sauce. Other recipes claim there is cola in the sauce.

1 cup applesauce
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp EACH salt, pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon
(if you like them hot add 1 tsp chili powder)

Take the ribs out of the slow cooker, put them in a casserole dish, and while still warm, pour the sauce on.  (Keep some for basting and dipping later)

Let them sit for at least an hour to absorb the taste. 
Then heat up the B-B-Q and grill 'em up and baste 5-10 minutes. 
Serve with extra sauce.

You might want to serve your ribs with Bar-B-Barn Style Spanish Rice.



  1. Thanks for posting these Montreal favorites. Do you think you could replicate another Montreal favorite - Gibby's Vinaigrette ? This Old Montreal restaurant has the best vinaigrette I have ever tasted. If you can, please email me at phurtubise@rogers.com.

    Thanks for recipes. They are great!


    1. I don't know if I could replicate that but if I come across one I'll pass it on. Hope you enjoy these recipes.