Friday, March 9, 2012


This recipe comes from the 1958 Good Housekeeping cookbook pictured below.  This recipe is in the China section.

3 1/2 lb lean spareribs, in 2" squares
2 large onions, sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tablesp. soy sauce
2/3 cup canned pineapple juice
1/3 cup water
1/2 teasp. salt
1/8 teasp. pepper
1 tablesp. cornstarch
1 tablesp. water
Hot fluffy rice

Preheat broiler 10 min., or as manufacturer directs.  Place spareribs close together in broiler pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper  Broil, turning once, until deep brown on both sides.  Place onions in Dutch oven or kettle with 2 tablesp. pork fat from broiler pan; saute 2 min.; add brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, 1/3 cup water, salt, pepper and ribs.  Cover; simmer over low heat 2 hrs.  Remove ribs; thicken sauce in saucepan with cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablesp. cold water; replace ribs in sauce.  Serve at once over hot fluff rice.                                                   Makes 6 servings.
To Vary: Add 1 cup drained canned pinapple chunks.

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