Chinese Five Spice Spare Ribs

Chinese Five Spice Spare Ribs

16 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 20 m
  • Ready In

    5 h 35 m
Recipe by  Evanescence#6

“An amazing blend of traditional Chinese five spice and other mixtures to create a wow-factored, Asian delicacy!”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  1. Combine soy sauce, white wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, five-spice powder, garlic, and ginger in a large storage bag. Shake to mix well. Add ribs to marinade; refrigerate 4 to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Remove ribs from marinade and place in a roasting pan; cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Cook ribs for one hour, turning occasionally. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Remove foil from pan and bake an additional 20 minutes, turning once, until ribs are nicely browned.

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Mmmm, these are good! My husband ate them all up quickly. I am not into all traditional Chinese food, but these were just so flavorful that I couldn't resist! I also brined the pork to make it super super tender (only brine non-Kosher meat or meat that hasn't already been treated with salt - just check the label). For 4 bone-in rib loin pork chops (12 ounces each), 1 1/2 inches thick, you will dissolve 3 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of sugar in 1.5 quarts of water in a container large enough to hold the meat. You may need to add more water/salt/sugar in the same proportions until the meat is completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Then remove the pork from the brine, rinse, and pat dry with paper towels. The meat is now ready to be cooked. Source: The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook



I was looking for a rib recipe that was not BBQ (and thus not as sugary). These were great. Kids loved them. Husband asked me to make them again less than a week later. I did nit marinate the ribs. Just cooked them in the sauce (plus 1/2 c water) in the crockpot on high for 6 hrs, then broiled them in the oven to crisp them up a bit. Wonderful!



Ribs are so tender and flavorful. Recipe is quick & easy to prepare.

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 855 cal
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 62.6 g
  • 96%
  • Carbs
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 58.7 g
  • 117%
  • Cholesterol
  • 240 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 1088 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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