Sweet & Sour Spareribs – A Family Favorite!

I remember going to my Aunt Annie’s as a little kid and looking forward to her serving them.

November 20, 2014 | | Food | Main Dishes | Recipes | Winter 2014 Recipe Contest

These mouth watering tasty morsels are a favourite amongst our family members.
I remember going to my Aunt Annie’s as a little kid and looking forward to her serving them.
You just can’t go wrong serving these.

Sweet & Sour Spareribs

Sweet & Sour Spareribs – A Family Favourite!

Sweet & Sour Spareribs – A Family Favorite!

Recipe submitted by: Tina Barlow


6-8 people

Prep Time

10 mins.

Cook Time

1-1 1/2 hours


  • 1½–2 kg tiny pork side ribs
  • sprinkle of salt (optional)
  • 2–3 sticks of celery, minced
  • 1–2 medium onions, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp HP Sauce
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Optional: 5–6 seared pork chops or seared chicken pieces.


  1. Cut up each rib and sear on both sides in a hot frying pan.
  2. Lightly salt (optional).
  3. Place ribs into roaster.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Stir remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour onto ribs.
  6. Put lid on roaster and roast for 1¼ hours.
  7. Remove lid for last 15 minutes.
  8. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and other veggies.


I generally serve mashed potatoes to go along with this meal (and put some of the sauce from the ribs over top of potatoes). I also like to serve the ribs and potatoes with glazed carrots (with a bit of butter and brown sugar) and green beans fried up in the pan with chopped garlic, sliced onions and mushrooms. And for dessert - Apple Crisp - which I have a great recipe for as well.

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