Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs Recipe
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Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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The combination of tender grilled pork and an irresistible sauce will have you licking your fingers. Be ready to add this dish to your list of summer favorites! —Esther J. J. Danielson, San Marcos, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons thawed pineapple juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Chopped green onion

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 787 calories, 47g fat (17g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 5848mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 43g protein


  1. Pat ribs dry. Combine the molasses, garlic salt, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce; spoon over meat. Place ribs on a rack in a small shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, pineapple juice concentrate, vinegar, hoisin sauce, ketchup, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Brush ribs with some of the glaze; grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 8-12 minutes or until browned, turning frequently and brushing with additional glaze. Serve remaining glaze on the side. Garnish with onion. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs in America's Best-Loved Recipe Contest July 2008

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Delish & for those of you that are health freaks what the heck are you looking at rib recipes for? Nothing wrong with ribs once in a while.... won't kill ya. Go chomp on a carrot & dry broil a piece of fish."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"For all you health nuts screaming about calories and other BS..Learn how to cook with your health in mind, and if you don like it..don't effing cook it!! This rib recipe is really very good ,and can be made with LOW sodium,and GREAT TASTE..Take the time to use water and oven steam them prior to grilling.Then add an Asian Cole Slaw as a side dish..AWESOME!!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Great recipe and a nice glaze for ribs!"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"This was fingerlickin goood . You gotta try it ..Love"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"This was figerlickin goood gotta try it ..Love"

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