Sweet ‘n’ Sour Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours


8 servings

Updated: Jan. 29, 2022
If you're looking for a change from typical barbecue ribs, you'll enjoy this recipe my mom always prepared on birthdays and special occasions. The tender ribs have a slight sweet-and-sour taste that my family loves. I usually serve them with garlic mashed potatoes and a salad or coleslaw. —Dorothy Voelz, Champaign, Illinois
Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 to 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. Place ribs in an ungreased 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the next 11 ingredients; pour over ribs. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours.
  2. To make sauce, transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with ribs.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 392 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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