Chinese Style Baby Back Ribs

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Sep. 17, 2014

Wow! These pack a lot of flavor with this recipe. Grilled ribs may seem like a giant taboo but you can achieve surprisingly great result by grilling ribs in 1 hour or less. Youll lose the smokey flavor you crave but the meat has all of the moisture and tenderness you desire. These Chinese Style Baby Back Ribs have a wonderful sweetness supported by the robust flavors of the Chinese 5 spice powder that will please just about everyone.


Baby back ribs 2 , trimmed
For rub
Chinese 5 spice powder 2 Tablespoon
Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
Kosher salt 1 Tablespoon
Cayenne pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
For barbecue sauce
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , minced
Ketchup 1 Tablespoon
Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
Hoisin sauce 1 Tablespoon
Sweet vermouth 2 Tablespoon
Grated fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon
Honey 1 Tablespoon
For garnish
Sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon
Green onions 1 Teaspoon



1. Prepare the rub by mixing together chinese 5 spice rub, brown sugar, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and ground black pepper together. Set it aside.

2. Prepare the grill as seen in the video.


3. Generously sprinkle the rub over the ribs and place it in the center for direct heat. Let them cook for about 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile whisk together garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet vermouth and honey to make the barbecue sauce.

5. Flip the ribs when the internal temperature goes upto 140 F.

6. Let them cook further until, the temperature goes upto 180 F.

7. Glaze them with the prepared barbecue sauce.


8. Slice the ribs, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 86Calories from Fat 26

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1355 mg56.46%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 7 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet