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Mom's 'Sweet 'n' Sours' Pork Ribs

Mom's 'Sweet 'n' Sours' Pork Ribs


"My Mom's longtime recipe that she learned from my grandmother who has long passed on. Combines soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, dry mustard, garlic, as well as a few other simple ingredients to make a delicious sauce for sweet and sour cut ribs. Great over rice! Some say rice and this sauce is their favorite food! A Lechner family tradition!"
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1 h 25 m servings 668 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 31.9 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 2482 mg
  • 99%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar, flour, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir in the water, soy sauce, and vinegar.
  2. Place the ribs in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cook 10 minutes, and drain.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the ribs on all sides. Mix in the sauce mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Mix in the garlic, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 211 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

These ribs were terrific! I made them a bit differently then the recipe said to, but they turned out great!!!! Instead of going from parboil/fry/oven, I just threw all the ingredients together...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe is good but not great. I have had better before.

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These ribs were terrific! I made them a bit differently then the recipe said to, but they turned out great!!!! Instead of going from parboil/fry/oven, I just threw all the ingredients together...

I was looking for a different flavor for some country style ribs (boneless) I had on hand and thought I'd try this out. I cut up the meat into bite sized pieces, boiled for 1/2 hour, drained an...

I put everything in the crockpot, even frozen pork stew meat. Turned out great!

this recipe was really tasty and really easy but I must say I didnt follow the recipe totally. I mixed everything in a bowl and after my meat was cleaned and seasoned I poured the mixture on to...

This will be my new rib standard recipe! The dish turned out wondefully...moist meat, and yummy flavors. I did make the following adjustments: less soy sauce and water, used brown sugar inste...

Very good recipe. I added green pepper strips, pineapple chunks, a little celery, cored chopped tomato and sesame seeds for color. This is a KEEPER. Thank you HOWITZER.

i followed the recipe to the T and it came out great. one of the best recipes for spare ribs!

great recipe i used boneless country ribs cut into smaller pieces and baked them in oven at 350 for an hour then i put the sauce mixture over them uncovered for 30 mins until bubbly and a little...

The pork ribs were delicious! I didn't have dried mustard, so I just left it out, they still turned out great. Perfect over rice.

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