Sweet-and-Sour Country-Style Ribs

This recipe is an interesting variation from the more traditional sweet-and-sour pork.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 1⁄2 lbs. boneless, country-style pork ribs
  • 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tsp. water


  • Place the ribs in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Place the lid on the saucepan and heat the water to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer the ribs, covered, for about 45 minutes or until tender.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the pineapple juice, water, brown sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a boil and stir in the cornstarch and water mixture. Keep the sauce warm on low heat.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. When the ribs are done, place them in a baking dish. Pour sauce over the ribs and bake for 30 minutes, brushing the ribs with the sauce occasionally. Make sure not to overcook the ribs.