Hoisin-Glazed Barbecue Pork Spareribs

Hoisin-glazed barbecue pork spareribs

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
283 Calories
9g Fat
40g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 283
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 3280mg 143%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 10g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Hoisin sauce, sometimes called Chinese barbecue sauce, gives this barbecue ribs recipe a wonderfully vibrant flavor and brilliant color. Hoisin sauce is easy to find in the Asian section of any large market. This barbecue pork ribs recipe could be easily adapted for beef and chicken with delicious results.


  • 1 full rack pork spareribs
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon hot Asian-style chili sauce
  • For the Rub:
  • 1 tablespoon salt (kosher)
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar (seasoned)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cut the rack of ribs in half and place in a large sealable freezer bag.

  3. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl and pour over the ribs. Marinate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 300 F.

  5. Remove ribs from bag and pat dry with paper towels.

  6. Mix together and apply the dry rub all over both sides of the ribs.

  7. Roast in the oven at 300 F for 1 hour.

  8. Mix all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. After 1 hour, baste the ribs with a brush on both sides and return to the oven. Repeat this basting every 20 minutes for another 3 1/2 hours to build up a nice, thick, shiny glaze.

  9. Remove when meat is tender and cut into serving sizes.

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