Mary's Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs or Pork Chops

"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!"
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • 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.
  • Cook for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Drain off fat. Salt and pepper the meat.
  • Combine water, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and chili powder; pour over the meat and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 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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  1. 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.
  2. This recipe was alright, definitely nothing to brag about. It was neither bad nor good. I would say that this recipe was mediocre.
  3. Made these tonight with both ribs and chops! Very tasty!


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