Sticky Pork Ribs

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These are the sticky pork ribs that you could probably have every weekend. It is a delicious and easy recipe, which you could have on your own or serve to your family and friends in no time at all. The best thing about it is that it only has four simple ingredients:

Sticky Pork Ribs


Pork ribs. This is one of those times when you must talk to your butcher and tell him or her that you need meaty pork ribs. You can choose spare ribs or baby back ribs. Just make sure that you leave the meat shop with very meaty ribs in your shopping bag.

Once you have your pork ribs in your kitchen, separate the ribs. Doing so will surround each rib with that sticky and sweet sauce. Also, separating the ribs will expose more of the ribs to heat.

sticky pork ribs

Hoisin Sauce. Hoisin sauce is also known as Chinese barbecue sauce. In Chinese cuisine, this pungent sauce is usually added to marinades, dips, stir-fried dishes, and grilled dishes. It is a mixture composed of vinegar, fermented soy, sweetener, chili, and garlic. Hoisin sauce is thick, sticky, and dark.

Taste it on its own and you will find it slightly sweet, salty, and exploding with all those well-combined Asian flavors. It is an acquired taste, but Hoisin sauce is always incorporated into traditional Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.

If you like Asian food, Hoisin sauce is the right barbecue sauce for you. If this is the first time you have Hoisin sauce in your dish, use a small amount and dilute it with a bit of oil or water.

Ketchup. Hoisin sauce is not enough to make the sauce perfectly flavorful and sticky You should add ketchup to it but this is optional. In this recipe, I omitted the ketchup and it turned out perfectly delicious. Ketchup is a tangy and sweet sauce made from vinegar, spices, seasonings, sweetener, and tomatoes.

Sticky Pork ribs

Some ketchup recipes include ginger, onions, coriander, cinnamon, celery, allspice, mustard, cloves, garlic, and cumin. Ketchup is a common condiment for greasy or fried foods such as sandwiches, French fries, hot dogs, tater tots, hamburgers, meat pies, chicken tenders, fried meat, cooked eggs, and grilled meat. Because it is sweet and tangy, it is a great addition to the special sauce for this recipe.

Sriracha sauce. This is a type of chili sauce or hot sauce, made from a paste that consists of salt, chili peppers, garlic, distilled vinegar, and sugar. It may have been a condiment, created at local restaurants in Si Racha, situated in the Chonburi Province of Eastern Thailand.

This was believed to have been the reason it was named Sriracha. In Vietnam, it is a condiment for fried noodles, phở, sauces, and spring rolls. In Thailand, Sriracha is a dip for seafood. You can put Sriracha on everything. It makes food spicier. The sticky sauce in this recipe needs spiciness and Sriracha always delivers.

Go ahead and impress with this mouth-watering yet straightforward dish. There is nothing more comforting than sticky sweet, tender pork ribs to go home to after a hectic work week.


sticky pork ribs

Sticky Pork Ribs

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Recipe by: Calleigh |
Category: entree, dinner
Cuisine: American

These are the sticky pork ribs that you could probably have every weekend. It is a delicious and easy recipe, which you could have on your own or serve to your family and friends in no time at all.

sticky pork ribs


  1. 1kg rack of pork spare ribs, cut into individual ribs
    For the Sauce:
  1. 1 cup hoisin sauce
  2. 1 cup barbecue sauce (any brand will do)
  3. ½ cup sriracha sauce (or any spicy sauce ) - *this is optional
  4. 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C / 248 °F
    Prepare the Sauce:
  1. Mix the hoisin, bbq sauce and sriracha (optional) in a large bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup in a separate bowl for basting later. Set aside.
    Prepare the Ribs:
  1. Season the pork ribs with salt, then place them in the prepared sauce and toss each rib to coat them evenly.
  2. Line the baking tray with foil and arrange the pork ribs on top. Use another sheet of foil and cover the top, sealing the bottom and top foil to form a tight "foil bag".
  3. Cook in a pre-heated oven for 2 hours. Or you can place the pork ribs in an instant pot and press "manual" and set the time to 30. ​
  4. After the ribs are cooked in the oven, transfer the "foil bag" in the heat-proof surface and remove the top foil cover. Now, you can turn the oven to 200°C / 390 °F.
  5. Place the ribs on another lined baking tray and brush each rib generously with the reserved sauce and put the ribs back in the oven uncovered for about 7-10 minutes or until the edges of the ribs start to char.
  6. Take the ribs off from the oven and arrange into a serving plate. Serve with rice and prepare lots of napkins.

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8 thoughts on “Sticky Pork Ribs”

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  3. My family LOVED This! We added extra sriracha because my kids and husband love it so much. Huge hit- can’t wait to make it again.

  4. I so love this recipe… I tried it and it was so yummy 🙂 my family loves it. I omitted the sriracha though because my kid doesn’t like it spicy.

  5. Ingrid Wilson

    Is ketchup ( what we call tomato sauce in South Africa) the same as barbecue sauce? Can one use ketchup instead of barbecue sauce in your recipe?

  6. Omg! I love that this so easy to create.. I will be making this tomorrow.. I guess, I will skip with the sriracha because my kiddo has a zero tolerance with spicy food.. Yum!! Thank you for sharing.

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