Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs

Recently I’ve been experimenting more with the oven and trying out baked dishes. I stumbled upon a recipe that became an instant hit at home and even at the office. The slow baking time allows the pork to absorb all the flavors without drying out. It comes out oh so tender and moist  that it easily got everyone’s approval. So today I’ll share with you guys my most recent masterpiece. 🙂

Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs

Serves 4 Prep Time 30 minutes plus marinating Cooking Time 2 hours 20 minutes


For the Marinade

1 1/2 kilos American pork ribs

1 tbsp salt

2 cups pineapple juice

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

8 cloves minced garlic

1 tbsp grated ginger

2 pcs ground star anise

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg


For the Rub

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper


1. Make the marinade: Combine all ingredients in a small  bowl. Mix well and set aside.

2. Place ribs on a baking dish. Pour marinade over, making sure everything is well coated. Marinate for a 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

3. Preheat oven to 350F.

4. Make the rub: Combine all ingredients. Arrange the ribs on a baking dish, pour marinade over, and spread rub evenly over ribs.

5. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven.

6. Take out the baking dish from the oven. Increase heat to 450F. Remove foil. Using the drippings from the bottom of the pan, baste the ribs all over. Bake again for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Transfer ribs to a serving platter. Pour drippings into a small saucepan and cook over high heat for around 5 minutes or until slightly thick. Pour glaze over ribs and garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with mashed potatoes and corn, if desired. 🙂


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