Mary's Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs or Pork Chops

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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!


  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).
Most Helpful

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.

steve in FL December 19, 2009

This recipe was alright, definitely nothing to brag about. It was neither bad nor good. I would say that this recipe was mediocre.

kemalia76 January 06, 2010

Made these tonight with both ribs and chops! Very tasty!

soonermama January 04, 2010