Sweet and Sour Spareribs

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Sweet and Sour Spareribs

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 11 hours
Total Time 11 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 369.1 kcal


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 3 pounds spareribs meaty pork ,cut in 2 to 3 rib sections
  • 1 onion chopped


  • Mix the brown sugar and flour in a large saucepan. Add the water, then add the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ketchup, tomato paste, honey, Dijon mustard, ginger, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until boiling. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  • Layer the ribs with the chopped onions in a 4- to 6-quart crock pot, spooning the sauce over each layer.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours or on High for 5 to 6 hours or until the ribs are very tender and glazed and they register at least 160 F on a meat thermometer.
  • At this point, you can remove the ribs and place them on a broiler pan. Brush with some of the glaze from the slow cooker and brown under the broiler until dark brown. While the ribs are browning, put some of the sauce in a small saucepan and boil until thickened and reduced. Serve this sauce with the ribs and lots of napkins!

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Serving: 4Oz.Calories: 369.1kcalCarbohydrates: 9.8gProtein: 19.1gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 10.3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 95.3mgSodium: 551.7mgPotassium: 391.9mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 7.6gVitamin A: 115.5IUVitamin C: 2.7mgCalcium: 29.1mgIron: 1.4mg
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