Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs Recipe
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Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs Recipe

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For years I wondered why people raved about ribs. I didn't have the patience or energy to bother with them, until I made this recipe. Now I'm a believer, too.—Merle Dyck, Elkford, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 bone-in country-style pork ribs (3 inches thick and 8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 468 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 0g fiber), 27g protein .


  1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in the vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat. Serve ribs with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p65

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luigimon 227494
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Very good and easy!!!"

mbchristians 117733
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"One of our favorite crock pot recipes!"

lbiesecker 186631
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"This was well-received by the family. I would definitely make this again."

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