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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix the sugar, flour, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir in the water, soy sauce, and vinegar.

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  • Place the ribs in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cook 10 minutes, and drain.

  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

668.5 calories; 31.9 g protein; 59.1 g carbohydrates; 120.1 mg cholesterol; 2481.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
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 to make a marinade, and put in the fridge for a few hours...(I also didn't have any dry mustard, so I just added a squeeze or 2 of prepared mustard) Then I put the ribs and marinade in a glass baking dish and threw them in the oven @ 325 till they were done. VERY VERY VERY YUMMY!!! Thanks for the great recipe HOWITZER! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
This recipe is good but not great. I have had better before. Read More
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238 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
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 to make a marinade, and put in the fridge for a few hours...(I also didn't have any dry mustard, so I just added a squeeze or 2 of prepared mustard) Then I put the ribs and marinade in a glass baking dish and threw them in the oven @ 325 till they were done. VERY VERY VERY YUMMY!!! Thanks for the great recipe HOWITZER! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
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 to make a marinade, and put in the fridge for a few hours...(I also didn't have any dry mustard, so I just added a squeeze or 2 of prepared mustard) Then I put the ribs and marinade in a glass baking dish and threw them in the oven @ 325 till they were done. VERY VERY VERY YUMMY!!! Thanks for the great recipe HOWITZER! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2008
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 and then followed the recipe being sure to brown the meat well. It was absolutely delicious! I used rice vinegar as it didn't specify what type and served over white rice. Both the boyfriend and I just loved it, he would have preferred a bit thinner sauce to mix into the rice but I thought it was fine. Best sweet & sour we've ever had. This is going in the recipe box and will be repeated again and again!!! UPDATE!!! I cut some pork loin chops into bite sized cubes, shook in salted, peppered flour, browned in oil & then added the liquid with one addition, about a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger. WOW! That brought it to an all new level of delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
I put everything in the crockpot even frozen pork stew meat. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2008
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 top and baked slow at 300 degrees it came out outstanding will definately try this again with pineapple chunks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
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 instead of white and used rice vinegar. The sauce thickened up nicely with the use of slightly less liquids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
i followed the recipe to the T and it came out great. one of the best recipes for spare ribs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
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 thick...i suggest NOT using water and use the drippings/juices from baking them covered instead of water adds more flavor. i had 1 1/2 cups of juices and i added 1/2 cup of water to make the 2 cups of water needed for the sauce...we HAD NO LEFT OVERS!!! huge hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
This recipe is good but not great. I have had better before. Read More
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