Mary's Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs or Pork Chops

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by JenfromOro

I grew up enjoying this recipe at my Grandma's house. Now I make it for my family! You will love the sauce poured over boiled potatoes...yummm For this recipe you can use either spare ribs or pork chops, But I prefer the ribs!

Top Review by steve in FL

Great recipe. I used 2lb boneless pork chops, cut into cubes. After step 5, I added a bag of frozen oriental vegetables and served it all over rice. Easy and delicious sweet/sour pork, will make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut meat up, and place in a large roasting pan. You can use as much meat as you want to cover the bottom of the roaster.
  2. Cook for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Drain off fat. Salt and pepper the meat.
  3. Combine water, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and chili powder; pour over the meat and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. When cooked thicken with 2 tbsp of cornstarch.(I mix the cornstarch with a little water and then pour it in the sweet and sour mixture, its a little easier).

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