1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Spareribs


Named for the amount of ingredients in the vinegar-based barbecue sauce, these braised pork ribs are tender to the bone.

1,2,3,4,5 Spareribs
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 ½ pound bone-in pork spareribs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon rice cooking wine or dry sherry

  • 2 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 4 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 5 tablespoon water

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • 5 ounce mixed baby greens

  • Steamed rice


  1. Heat a 4- to 5-qt. Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add enough of the sparerib pieces, fat sides down, to fit in a single layer. Cook 10 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining pieces. Discard fat.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together wine, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and water until sugar dissolves.

  3. Return all ribs to Dutch oven with any juices. Add wine mixture. Bring to boiling, stirring to coat ribs. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 1 hour or until ribs are very tender, stirring once or twice. Uncover; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 10 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.

  4. For salad: Transfer 1 Tbsp. cooking liquid to a large bowl. Add lemon juice and honey; whisk until smooth. Add greens. Toss to coat. Serve salad with ribs and rice. *Tip: Have your butcher cut a rack of ribs crosswise into 1-inch-wide sections, then you can cut between bones to separate into pieces.


Have the butcher cut the rack of ribs across the bone into 1-inch pieces, then you can cut between bones to separate pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

756 Calories
44g Fat
47g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 756
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 637mg 14%
Folate, total 103.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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