Canadian Sweet and Sour Spareribs

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A tasty treat for sparerib lovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut ribs in 3 inch lengths, 3 ribs wide.
  3. Place on rack in shallow roaster.
  4. Roast 30-35 minutes until brown on each side.
  5. Pour off fat.
  6. Combine remaining ingredients in small saucepan.
  7. Simmer 10 minutes until thickened.
  8. Reduce oven heat to 350°F.
  9. Remove rack from roasting pan.
  10. Pour sauce over ribs and cover pan.
  11. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until tender.
Most Helpful

Well, you have topped it again!! Excellent! I used beef ribs. They are a little tougher than pork spareribs had enough vinegar and spices to make them mouthwatering. I will continue to make again and again. Excellent mix of spices! This sauce is spicy and has a vinegary bite like chili sauce but it is just right for this family. If you want a "hot Peppery taste" then I suggest adding a little tabasco...but this sauce is really good. Not meant to satisfy jalapeno fans. Good Job!

Montana Heart Song October 26, 2008

We are a sparerib eating family and these were pretty darn good. Whenever I make something from Zaar and my husband likes it, he gives me the "thumbs up" whch means it's 5 stars. I didn't have tomatoe juice, so I subbed a small can of tomatoe sauce and just increased the water by 1/2 cup. I also used double the amount of ribs, but kept the sauce the same and it was just fine. I also used extra garlic.

Lori Mama September 08, 2005

Love this recipe , thank you Bluenose. I didn't change a thing ! It was perfect as it is and that is how I like my recipes .. carry on Tazzmanazz

Tazzmanazz March 29, 2010