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sweet pork ribs

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These mouthwatering ribs are tender, juicy and moist. This is a scrumptious dish that everyone will enjoy!

yield 3 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet pork ribs

  • RUB
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • RIBS
  • 3 1/2 lb
    (1.5 kg) pork side ribs, portioned into 3 bone slabs
  • 3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced ginger
  • 1 lg
    clove garlic, pressed
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds
  • 1 lg
    green onion, finely chopped

How To Make sweet pork ribs

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine all the rub ingredients and whisk until well blended.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven to 300ºF/150ºC
  • 3
    Portion the pork ribs into 3 to 4 bone slabs. Spoon the spice mixture onto them and rub it in well.
  • 4
    Place them on a wire rack lightly greased with cooking spray sitting over a baking pan meat side down.
  • 5
    Pour the water into the baking pan and tightly cover with foil.
  • 6
    Transfer to the preheated oven and let the ribs steam for 2 hours.
  • 7
    About ½ hour before the time is up, make the glaze by adding ketchup, granulated sugar, pineapple juice, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, garlic and freshly ground black pepper to a medium saucepan.
  • 8
    Stir until the ingredients are well blended, set the heat to medium and cook the mixture until it just starts simmering. Keep it warm until needed.
  • 9
    After a couple of hours, remove the baking pan and transfer the ribs to a plate (*see footnote).
  • 10
    Increase the oven temperature to 375ºF/ 190ºC.
  • 11
    Take the wire rack and place it on a baking sheet lined with foil. Place the ribs meat side up, spoon some glaze over each portion and brush it on evenly to cover the entire surface.
  • 12
    Transfer them to the preheated oven and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • 13
    When the time is up, remove from the heat and glaze the ribs again. Put them back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • 14
    Repeat the same process one more time… spooning on the remaining glaze, brush it on evenly and transfer them back to the oven to bake for the last 15 minutes.
  • 15
    Garnish the ribs with sesame seeds and chopped green onions and serve with rice.
  • 16
    Footnote: To see if they’re ready, flip and poke them with the tip of a knife – if it goes in easily, they’re done.
  • 17
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