Sweet and Sour Ribs

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Not a traditional Chinese recipe-I would call it North American Chinese-but very, very yummmmmmmy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large wok over medium high heat and brown ribs-around 10 minutes.
  2. Add the soy sauce and continue browning.
  3. Add the vinegar and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add brown sugar and simmer 10 minutes more.
  5. You might need a bit more vinegar at this point.
  6. You want the sauce thick but fluid.
  7. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the ketchup and stir.
  9. Taste and adjust the vinegar/brown sugar ratio.
  10. If needed add cornstarch to thicken.


Most Helpful

Wow, this is really good. I'm not always the biggest fan of sweet and sour flavored foods, but this is outstanding. I made it exactly as the recipe says with the exception of omitting the peppers as no one here likes them. I have already added this recipe to my regular rotation. Thanks!

TMomofone July 24, 2008

Excellent recipe. i used white sugar, no peppers and shortened the cooking time by boiling the sauce longer because i was short for time. we loved it!

Brooke #603334 December 11, 2007

This was delicious. i had some Boston Butt and i let it simmer for 3 hours in the sauce.Great with rice.

ChefDebs August 30, 2007

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