Spareribs With Hoisin Sauce

Homemade spare rib with Chinese sauce.
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Ratings (11)
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
695 Calories
46g Fat
22g Carbs
47g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serves 4 to 6. Please note that the ribs need to be marinated overnight (not included in prep time).

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  • 2 pounds spareribs

  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the spareribs apart into 1-inch pieces. Place in a shallow glass baking dish.

  2. Combine the light soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ketchup, rice wine or sherry, brown sugar, and the chopped garlic. Pour over the spareribs. Cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator, turning occasionally to make sure the ribs are thoroughly coated.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius, set ​the oven to either 175 degrees Celsius). Dissolve the honey in the boiling water.

  4. Fill a shallow roasting pan with 1/2-inch of water and place in the bottom of the oven. Place the pork on a rack above the water. Roast the pork for 30 minutes, or until the ribs just begin shrinking and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius). Brush the spareribs several times with the honey and water mixture during roasting. Remove and cool.

  5. Spareribs can be cooked ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen. (Thaw the frozen pork in the refrigerator or microwave. Use refrigerated pork within 4 days. Reheat ​the frozen or refrigerated pork before serving).