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Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs

For years I wondered why people raved about ribs. I didn't have the patience or energy to bother with them, until I made this recipe. Now I'm a believer, too.—Merle Dyck, Elkford, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 bone-in country-style pork ribs (3 inches thick and 8 ounces each)


  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and flour. Stir in the vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Place ribs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat. Serve ribs with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 468 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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  • tamara
    Jul 20, 2019

    Just tried this - so good! Made so much, we had it twice; I cut up the leftover meat, added chunked pineapple

  • luigimon
    Jun 6, 2015

    Very good and easy!!!

  • mbchristians
    Dec 21, 2013

    One of our favorite crock pot recipes!

  • lbiesecker
    Dec 9, 2011

    This was well-received by the family. I would definitely make this again.