Stupid-Easy Recipe for Chinese BBQ Ribs (#1 Top-Rated)


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Chinese BBQ Ribs.

1. Info for Chinese BBQ Ribs

  • Cook Time: 2 hr 25 min
  • Total Time: 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings: 4

2. Ingredients for Chinese BBQ Ribs

  • 1 rack pork ribs (2.5 to 4 lbs)
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon gochugaru (or chile powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • 10 drops red food coloring (optional, 6-10 drops)

3. Directions:

  1. (Optional) Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs by loosening one end with a knife, and then tearing it away.
  2. Prepare a large piece of foil (at least 2” / 5 cm bigger than the ribs on all sides) to layer over a baking sheet. Place the ribs back side up onto the foil.
  3. Combine the dry rub ingredients (1/2 Tbsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp gochugaru, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 1/2 tsp five-spice powder) in a small bowl and mix well. Sprinkle evenly over the back of the ribs and rub in. Flip the ribs and sprinkle on the top side, rub in the spice again. Set aside to marinate briefly while preheating the oven to 275°F (135°C).
  4. Combine the sauce ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well. BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 3 Tbsp brown sugar, 2 Tbsp oyster sauce, 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce, 2 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp rice vinegar, 2 tsp Shaoxing wine, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 tsp five-spice powder, 6-10 drops of red food coloring)
  5. Once the oven is heated, brush a thin layer of sauce all over the ribs.
  6. Place another piece of foil over the top. Crimp the bottom foil over the top foil and fold a few times to create a sealed parcel.
  7. Place the ribs in the oven and bake for 2 to 3 hours depending on their size. Once done, use a thermometer or a fork to poke through the foil to test the doneness. The meat should feel very tender or read at least 160°F/71°C.
  8. While cooking, prepare a baking tray lined with foil (or parchment paper) and a rack on top.
  9. Remove the ribs from the oven and turn the heat up to 450°F (230°C).
  10. Carefully open the parcel and move the ribs to the prepared baking tray.
  11. Generously brush the top and back of the ribs with the sauce, leaving a few tablespoons for after cooking.
  12. Return the ribs to the oven and bake until beginning to char, 10 to 15 minutes. Check on the ribs every 5 minutes to prevent them from burning.
  13. Remove the ribs from the oven and brush with a thin layer of sauce. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice the ribs and serve hot with the remaining sauce.

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