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Sweet and Sour Ribs


Everyone who tastes this requests the recipe. It's really different from the sweet and sour pork you get at Chinese restaurants. This recipe is from my grandmother and was originally written to be made in an electric fry pan. I usually just brown the meat in a fry pan and then throw it in the crockpot with the sauce and let it cook on low heat all afternoon. But here it is as originally written:


  • 3 pounds country style pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Heat fry pan to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown ribs in shortening till golden brown. Reduce heat to simmer or about 212 degrees F.
  3. Mix together garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and ginger. Pour half of mixture over ribs. Braise for about 1 1/2 hours. Pour remainder of sauce over for last hour.

Approximate time: 3 hours

Posted by kccaid at Recipe Goldmine 6/15/01 11:42:20 am.


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