Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
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
Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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)


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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