🍯🧄 Honey Garlic Ribs 🧄🍯

Enjoy the mouthwatering combination of sweet and savory with these Honey Garlic Ribs. Perfectly tender and bursting with flavor, they are sure to be a hit at your next meal or gathering.

📋 Ingredients:

  • 🐖 2 racks of baby back ribs (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 🧂 1 teaspoon salt
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon onion powder

For the Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 🧄 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 🍯 1/2 cup honey
  • 🧄 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 🧄 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 🌿 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 🌿 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • 🌿 1 tablespoon cornstarch (for thickening)
  • 🥛 2 tablespoons water

For Garnish:

  • 🌿 Sliced green onions
  • 🌿 Sesame seeds

📝 Directions:

  1. Prepare the Ribs:
  • Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
  • Remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs. This can be done by sliding a knife under the membrane and peeling it away.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the ribs.
  1. Bake the Ribs:
  • Place the ribs on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Cover the ribs tightly with another sheet of aluminum foil to seal them.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the ribs are tender.
  1. Make the Honey Garlic Sauce:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, minced garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water to create a slurry. Add the slurry to the sauce and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce has thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  1. Glaze and Broil the Ribs:
  • Remove the ribs from the oven and carefully uncover them.
  • Brush the ribs generously with the honey garlic sauce.
  • Preheat your broiler to high. Place the ribs under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and caramelized. Watch closely to avoid burning.
  1. Serve:
  • Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Serve with any remaining honey garlic sauce on the side.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 4-6 servings

Calories: 500 kcal per serving

💡 Notes:

  • For extra flavor, you can marinate the ribs in the spice rub overnight before cooking.
  • This recipe can also be made on a grill. Grill the ribs over indirect heat for 2.5 to 3 hours, then brush with sauce and finish over direct heat to caramelize.
  • Serve with your favorite sides like coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or a fresh green salad.

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