Every time I make these Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs, I think of my Mom and my Auntie Colette. My Mom used to make these delicious spare ribs in the oven and they were one of my favorite meals growing up. My Auntie Colette made her recipe of these once when we were over and served them with mashed potatoes and I still think about how yummy they were.
I probably had this meal at my Aunt’s house 25 years ago! You know it’s yummy when you still want it after 25 years. It is one of my top 10 comfort food meals. I like to serve it with green beans for color and because I think they are delicious. You can add any side dish you like to this fall off the bone meat and it will be perfect!
I love making them in the pressure cooker or slow cooker because it takes the rush out of dinner time. The sauce is sweet and tangy and goes perfectly with the meat. You can serve them with rice, mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, sweet potatoes, creamy polenta or your favorite mashed vegetable.
I asked two of my friends what their favorite meal I have made them and they both said this one! I made it with mashed potatoes for one friend and cheesy polenta for the other. Both are equally yummy! Cheesy mashed cauliflower would also be wonderful with this.
Here are some items that I used when making this recipe:
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.