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A recipe for Honey Hoisin Baby Back Ribs

Honey Hoisin Baby Back Ribs

Teri & Jenny
These Honey Hoisin Baby Back Ribs are fall off the bone tender. The glaze gives these baby back ribs a delicious sticky coating. The asian flavors of this recipe are incredible, and we love serving these ribs with some white rice.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Marinate Time 12 hrs
Total Time 13 hrs 5 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, asian
Servings 3
Calories 927 kcal


  • 1 (3 lb) rack baby back ribs

dry rub

  • 1 ½ tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

braising liquid

  • ½ cup sake or white wine
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

honey hoisin glaze

  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons ponzu sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar


  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


  • Place ribs on a baking sheet, lined with plastic wrap.
  • Mix together all the dry rub ingredients until well combined. Smother ribs with the dry rub, on both sides, until fully coated and tightly wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate and allow ribs to marinate for 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together all braising liquid ingredients.
  • Remove ribs from the refrigerator and unwrap. Place ribs atop a large sheet of heavy duty foil, meat side down, and lift up all sides around the ribs. Pour braising liquid over ribs and tightly wrap.
  • Place ribs onto a baking sheet and place into oven for about 2 1/2 hours.
  • While the ribs bake, place all glaze ingredients into a small saucepan and stir together. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until the glaze reduces and thickens slightly. Remove from heat and allow glaze to cool.
  • Remove ribs from the oven and carefully unwrap. Remove ribs from the foil completely and place back onto the baking sheet, meat side down.
  • Turn broiler on high in oven.
  • Brush some of the glaze over the ribs and carefully flip over. Brush the glaze over the meaty side of the ribs and place under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Brush ribs with more glaze and return to broiler for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until caramelized and the edges begin to crisp.
  • Remove from broiler and allow ribs to rest for about 10 minutes. Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 927kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 59gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 2711mgPotassium: 845mgFiber: 2gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 212IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 4mg
Keyword pork
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