- 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
- Place ribs on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours.
- 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.
Reviews for Sweet and Sour Spareribs
"I made a half recipe of sauce since I used only 3 lbs pork back ribs. My cooking time was about the same time, but different method, as I used a NuWave oven for the recommended time of 15 to 18 minutes per side of the ribs.I place the cooked ribs in a large baking pan, meaty side up, smothered with the sauce, covered pan with foil, and baked at 250 - 275 degrees for 90 minutes. Checked a couple of times to make sure sauce wasn't burning, and spooned pan drippings over the ribs, re-covered, and continued cooking, adjusting oven temp as needed.Tender, tasty, moist and juicy. Sauce is wonderful, a change of pace from the molasses based bottled BBQ sauce I usually use. Will make this again, and will also use this sauce again, thinking chicken thighs and drumsticks."
"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."
"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!"
"I use this sweet & sour sauce for everything. It's delicious."
"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"