1. Brown ribs seasoned to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powders in oil heated in an oven safe skillet. Add sliced onions toward end of cooking. Add water and allow ribs to simmer covered for 20 - 25 minutes, or until desired doneness, leaving time for oven cooking and adding more water if necessary.
2. Saute diced onions until soft, and then add 1/2 tsp. garlic and 1/4 tsp. onion powder, juice reserves from the meat, and BBQ sauce. Heat until desired thickness, leaving time for oven cooking.
3. Coat and cover ribs with sauce, reserving the rest for dipping. Bake for 5- 7 minutes in preheated 350 degrees F oven.