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Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs

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tiger976 User ID: 5773271 172745
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."

Jimboleus User ID: 7673695 145344
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!!"

amk4985 User ID: 5118881 187528
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Great recipe and a nice glaze for ribs!"

Devine310 User ID: 7145419 107230
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

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

Devine310 User ID: 7145419 172744
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

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

richthriller User ID: 6773152 166965
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"The recipe worked out perfectly in regards to the actual flavor, rub and glaze. I modified it by basically rubbing it with the molasses rub mixture. Then I placed it on a deep roasting pan with a rack and placed the ribs in it with a small layer of water. I then steamed the ribs for 2 hours and replenished the water every 30 - 45 min. Afterwards I followed the section of grilling it and the end result was a hit at a party. :)"

noleafclover180 User ID: 6100494 187527
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"This is a great recipe! Here's an oddly simple recipe that's better than you'd think. Made by a friend of mine, please watch and share Http://"

bburke2k10gb User ID: 5088915 187275
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Please review accuracy of nutritional info. Sodium count is beyond the pale; calories, fat g's are suspect, too. We enjoy Asian grilled food, but are not suicidal. Notice the cute little boy in a baseball cap who has no choice. Please respond . . . thanks!"

squatch44 User ID: 1875150 101536
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"I made these ribs yesterday and everyone that ate them loved them! This is an easy recipe to do and very tasty!"

dekranouhi User ID: 3881839 101535
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2009

"Much too much sodium in this recipe!"

Pookie10_MI User ID: 662722 187204
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

"This looks like a great tasting recipe and easy to make. Anyone who knows how to cook and has a special diet would know how to switch some of the ingredients to make it meet their own needs."

chalet29615 User ID: 4091411 172743
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"Please, please tell me what in the world you people DO actually eat????  You complain about fat, sodium, carbs, everything that is in a typical meal.  If you want healthy recipies, please go to one of the MANY sites that offer nothing but grass and fake ingredient recipes and leave the rest of the normal world alone to enjoy good food."

danielsonesther User ID: 2399351 168245
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"I thought the calorie count was very high till I made them and realized, like most grill recipes, you don't use nearly all the sauce, and that is wehre most of the calories are. They're very good!

Ann Johnson"

bconnors User ID: 3769268 184030
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"The salt is very very high. I do have high blood pressure. But, I will probably still try this recipe because I love Asian food and ribs. I will try to cut some of the salt out of the recipe by using low sodium products. Barbara C."

Christine Mayes User ID: 4114938 186208
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"Sounds delicious and a good rib recipe is always inviting! I would like to try this recipe.

Christine M."

mistymd1 User ID: 1123908 168244
Reviewed May. 30, 2009

"If you can't top them then stop complaining...Karen B from MD"

Thelma M T User ID: 1416700 187203
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"U R picking the winner. Don't vote for it if thats the way you feel"

Susan Chickness User ID: 3741284 166963
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"I can not believe Taste of Home would choose a recipe like this. The nutrition content is unreal. Come on we want healthy recipes."

SunnieB User ID: 764318 168243
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"Are you sure the sodium content is correct??? definitely not a heart-healthy meal."

Cyflo13 User ID: 3758715 102892
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"GARAY:  Wow, you have been critical and bitter over every winning recipe.  What happened, yours didn't get picked?  If you don't like the recipes, don't make them.  Keep your comments to yourself.  They're in the finals because of votes so don't go putting blame on the website."

bje123 User ID: 1173461 102874
Reviewed May. 28, 2009


garay User ID: 3571833 102821
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"It's hard to believe that in this day and age with so many people having health problems do to obesity you have as a finalist a dish that has 47 grams of fat."

Kjunprincess2 User ID: 4133668 101530
Reviewed May. 26, 2009

"I am voting for this recipe because the asian sauce sounds very appetizing. I also like to pre-cook my ribs in the oven. I'll be trying this recipe real soon.

Good luck!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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