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Korean-style Pork Spare Ribs

As a newly single lady, I have recently tackled some projects myself around the house that made me quite proud of my girl power. But there are some things — electrical work and A/V coordination — that I am happy to bribe my guy friends to help me get done. Recently I offered up some ribs as the bait and it worked like a charm. ­čÖé

Now, I have cooked spare ribs many ways — Italian-style or straight up BBQ — and I wanted to have something to blog about when I was done. I also like dreaming up new recipes just to see how they will turn out. Most Korean rib recipes are for beef short ribs and, while the flavor combinations in the recipes I looked up sounded mighty tasty, I had two racks of pork spare ribs defrosted. Time to improvise.

Korean-style Pork Spare Ribs

First, start by marinating your two racks of St. Louis spare ribs.


Mix the below ingredients together and pour over your ribs; marinate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.


  • 10 oz bottle Teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves

When you’re ready to get cooking, remove the ribs from the marinade and place them on your Green Egg (or other smoker) over indirect heat at around 400 degrees dome temp. Leave them be, spraying occasionally with apple juice, for an hour.

Pull them off when the first hour is up and wrap them in buttered foil spread with apricot jam. Return to the grill for another hour of cooking. During this time, you can make your sauce…

Korean BBQ Sauce

I decided to riff of my Easy BBQ sauce for this version. Just combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp five-spice grapeseed oil (or 1 tsp five-spice powder)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 small shallot, minced

When your hour in foil is up, unwrap the ribs and start slathering with your BBQ sauce…

Korean BBQ Spare Ribs

After about 45 minutes or so, you should be ready to remove those lovelies and tent with foil for 5-10 minutes to let all the juices settle down. Then take a knife or cleaver to ’em…

Korean BBQ Spare Ribs

And load your plate. I served these with a salad and french fries with a side of ketchup spiked with chili-garlic sauce. Spicy goodness, y’all — mmmm-mmmm!

Korean BBQ Spare Ribs

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Country-style Boneless Pork Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

I’ve had quite a few folks end up on my blog after searching for country-style pork rib recipes so I figured I might do another. Plus, this is one flavorful and easy cut to grill up when you don’t have much time to throw together dinner. After arm-wrestling the boy for what seemed like a century over his homework the other day, I honestly was debating making a few cocktails my dinner. Since I’m pretty sure our health insurance won’t cover a trip to the Betty Ford Center, I figured I should get cracking on a family meal.

I started by placing my lovely little pork ribs…

Country-style Boneless Pork Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

… in the same brine bath I used last time — 1/4 cup kosher salt and 1 tbsp sugar dissolved in 1 cup of water. They went back in the fridge for two hours. (There ended up being too much salt for my taste, so I would recommend just 30 minutes in the brine.)

While they brined, I mixed up my rub: 1 tbsp each salt and pepper, plus 1 tsp each cumin, paprika, onion powder, brown sugar and chili powder. (If you don’t keep all of those on hand, then go with what you have — even if it’s just salt and pepper.)

Country-style Boneless Pork Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

I fired up my gas grill to cook over direct heat at 400 degrees. I pulled my ribs out of the fridge, patted them down with some paper towels, and covered them in rub. They sat on the counter for about 30 minutes, coming to room temperature.

Country-style Boneless Pork Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

In the meantime, I put together my lazy version of Chipotle BBQ sauce: 3/4 cup BBQ sauce of your choice, 1/4 cup honey, and 1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce. (You can also substitute ketchup for the BBQ sauce and add a bit more honey and spice.)

Country-style Boneless Pork Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

When the ribs were ready to go on the grill, I laid them on and left them for 3 minutes. Then I flipped them over and basted the tops with my sauce. After four minutes, I flipped them again and basted the other side with sauce. Another minute and they were ready to come off the grill and rest.

Country-style Boneless Pork Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

A simple side of baked beans and dinner was served. Hallelujah and pass the chardonnay!

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