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Sweet and Sour Spareribs


An old family recipe. Plain and simple, sweet and sour! Serve with rice. Recipe doubles easily. Enjoy.

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  • Sauce:
  • 3 lbs. spareribs (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup juice from spareribs



Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut up ribs, place in a roasting pan, cover with salt and water. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Sauce: Dissolve cornstarch in cold water. Mix brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and juice in a saucepan until well blended. Bring to a boil, add cornstarch and water, cook until sauce thickens and is clear. Pour over spareribs, return to oven uncovered, and roast for 40 minutes more. Add pineapple chunks if desired.


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