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Sweet and Sour Spareribs Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Spareribs Recipe

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Just the tempting aroma of these ribs reminds me of many simple but delicious meals mom made. Dad especially loved these tender tasty ribs with their thick, tangy sauce. Mom liked them because the sauce was no fuss to make. — Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:5-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 5-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 pounds pork spareribs or pork loin back ribs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 pound) equals 887 calories, 53 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 646 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 52 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place ribs on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, ketchup, vinegar and water until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove ribs and rack from pan. Drain and discard fat. Return ribs to roasting pan; drizzle 1-1/2 cups sauce over ribs. Bake 30 minutes longer. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; brush with remaining sauce. Yield: 5 to 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Spareribs in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 pound) equals 887 calories, 53 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 646 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 52 g protein.

Reviews for Sweet and Sour Spareribs(5)

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

I have made this recipe many times since it was first published. I prefer it to bought BBQ sauce. Family and friends love it. I have used it when BBQ the ribs as well.

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

I got this recipe out of the Halloween special magazine probably 5 or 6 years ago. I love this recipe, but my kids always complain when I make it. They prefer BBQ sauce... Boring!

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

I use this sweet & sour sauce for everything. It's delicious.

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2008

Just a question. Was this recipe for sweet and sour spareribs in a Taste of Home issue back in around 2001 or so? Because am looking for that recipe. tought that one called for pineapple juice. thanks

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2008

I made these ribs and they are soo good, thanks for posting it.

Nancy Tomyn,

Sherwood park, Aberta

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