Chinese pork ribs

Chinese pork ribs

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

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Serves 4
A superquick family favourite - fab for barbeques

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal458
  • fat30g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.27g
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  • 12 meaty pork ribs



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 100ml hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (you can use cider, malt or wine)
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Put the ribs in a large pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins. Meanwhile, pour the hoisin sauce in a jug and stir in the soy sauce, honey, vinegar and five-spice.

  2. Drain the ribs very well, then brush with the glaze – if barbecuing, chill, cover and keep in the fridge for later.

  3. Heat the grill to high, if using. Grill or barbecue for 15-20 mins, turning from time to time until shiny and slightly charred in places. Serve hot.

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18th Sep, 2016
Followed suggestions of boiling for 45 mins and then cooked in oven. Unfortunately, won't be cooking these again as the sauce was way too saltly.
25th Apr, 2016
Fantastic recipe, we loved it and followed the advice to boil for 45 mins and then cooked in oven on 200 for about 10-20 mins. Was devoured by the family so will definitely be saved for another day.
26th Dec, 2014
I followed the recipe until it came to the grilling. I glazed the ribs lightly then grilled under a low heat until they started to look slightly dry then turned and brushed with more glaze. I did this until there was no more glaze. The taste was amazing and the texture was fine. I will, as others have suggested, try simmering the ribs for longer. Overall this is a pretty fool-proof recipe.
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19th Dec, 2016
Hello good review this helped so much with future experience
22nd Jun, 2014
Great recipe and so easy. After reading other comment I also boil the ribs for about 45 mins, then baste and whack them in the oven. Lovely as part of a BBQ or Chinese meal.
28th Nov, 2013
Fab little recipe have used it with pork ribs and belly slices, also with beef ribs, I pressure cook meat first for 15 minutes. and if you want to marinate a small rack of ribs for a starter cutting quantities in halve is plenty. I cook in fan oven 20 minutes @ 180 cheers.
5th Jul, 2015
Hi! When you cooked the ribs in the pressure cooker, did you submerge them in water or put them on a rack above it?
18th Nov, 2013
Made with lamb ribs, as don't eat pork. Didn't have chinese 5 spice, but it didn't matter. They were YUMMY! Best bit is that they're so simple.
12th Apr, 2013
Soooo tasty! The whole family loved these. I made these under the grill instead of barbecuing and I basted quite a few times during cooking. Divine!
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7th Apr, 2013
Like others boiled ribs for longer, about 40-45 mins and they were really tender. This had a great taste will try it again for the ban next time


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7th Sep, 2016
I find boiling ribs they lose flavour and usually takes long than the recipe says. So now I cooking them in a Roasting Bag, which is usually quicker depending on the size of the ribs. My family like the BIG Ribs LOL, they take about 45mins in my oven. They cooking in there own juices and no flavour is lost.
26th Jun, 2013
I used the water from boiling the ribs to boil some rice in to give it a meaty flavour, and served the ribs and rice with some stir-fried cabbage. Yum!