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simplified sweet and sour ribs|chinasichuanfood.com
Easy Sweet and Sour Ribs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Simplified easy sweet and sour ribs, only need 2 steps.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: ribs, sweet and sour
Servings: 2
Calories: 1137 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 800 g ribs
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rock sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 thumb ginger
  • 3 tbsp. black vinegar , divided
  • 1 scallion
  • toasted white sesame seed for garnishing
  1. In a large pot with enough boiling water, add ribs, cooking wine, ginger and scallion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the ribs change color and turns pale. Transfer out immediately and drain.
  2. Get a clean pot, transfer the ribs in. Add enough water to cover 2/3 of the ribs . Place sugar and light soy sauce in and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Cover the lid, bring the content to a boiling and slow down the fire and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid, use high fire to thicken the sauce until the sugar forms large bubbles in the pot. Add another tablespoon of vinegar, mix well and transfer out immediately. 

  3. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Sweet and Sour Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1137 Calories from Fat 774
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 86g 132%
Saturated Fat 38g 190%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 986mg 41%
Potassium 685mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Sugars 33g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 31.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.