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Grilled Sweet-And-Sour Spareribs

Yield 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pitted purple plums, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 drops hot sauce
  • 8 to 8 1/2 pounds spareribs

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat; add onion, and cook until tender.

  2. Place plums and plum juice in container of an electric blender; process until smooth . Add pureed plums to onion. Stir in lemonade , chili sauce , soy sauce, 1 tablespoon salt, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, and hot sauce . Cook , uncovered , over low heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside to cool . Cover and refrigerate sauce overnight.

  3. Cut ribs into serving - size pieces (3 to 4 ribs per person). Place ribs , 1 tablespoon salt, and water to cover in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer over medium heat 45 minutes or until ribs are tender. Drain well.

  4. Place ribs, bone side down, on grill over slow coals. Grill 10 minutes; turn meaty side down, and cook until browned. Brush sweet-and-sour sauce on both sides of the ribs, and cook 5 minutes on each side. Serve any remaining sauce with ribs .

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