Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs, like most of my recipes, have been handed down from one generation of southern cooks to another.
I usually put my own spin on recipes and I’m always open to trying something new. But when all is said and done, it’s those recipes born in the south that I make over and over.
We tend to be busier during the holidays than any other time of the year. I have a tendency to put off wrapping gifts until the last minute or when my secret hiding place (aka my walk-in closet) is bursting at the seams.
When I finally put aside an afternoon to wrap presents, Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs are on the menu. I set the timer and get to work. When I’m a little over halfway done with the wrapping, I take a break and sauce the ribs.
Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about this Cristel Strate 3-ply Stainless Steel Roaster. It’s a beauty, right? It’s large, yet it fits into my conventional oven. This roaster was gifted to me.
I also like this roaster too (it’s less expensive!)
Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs
- pork spare ribs
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- white vinegar
- cold water
How To Make Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs
These spare ribs are a family favorite and the house smells amazing while they are cooking! It’s the simple recipes that usually taste the best and this one is simple and delicious.
- 5 - 6 lbs. pork spare ribs
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2/3 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Place ribs on a rack in a large roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350º for 1-1/2 hours.
- Meanwhile, combine sugars and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in ketchup, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened and clear.
- Remove ribs and rack from roasting pan. Discard fat. Place the ribs back in the roasting pan without the rack. Pour 1-1/2 cups sauce over ribs. Bake 30 minutes longer.
- Cut ribs into serving pieces and brush with remaining sauce.
I’m loving my new roaster and it’s perfect for cooking Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs. I hope you try them soon! I also use this roaster when I make my pineapple-peach glazed baked ham.
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