Chinese Country-Style Pork Ribs Recipe
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Chinese Country-Style Pork Ribs Recipe

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“These ribs are tangy and tender. The Chinese-style glaze gives them a different and unique taste.” Jamie’s original recipe called for the ribs to be baked, but we found we could prepare tender ribs even faster by starting them in the microwave. Jamie Wetter - Boscobel, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 284 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; place in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish with water, liquid smoke if desired and onion powder. Cover and microwave on high for 15-20 minutes or until meat is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain ribs. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill ribs, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally and basting with sauce.
    Freeze option: Place cooled ribs in a resealable freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place in a baking pan; cover and bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chinese Country-Style Pork Ribs in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p53

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leogking User ID: 5911063 181154
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"i am a chinese food junkie and this is a keeper,but i did add fresh grated ginger to my taste[fabuloso]"

hendia1 User ID: 4106423 144537
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"I did the ribs in the microwave on high 20 minutes as the recipe says but they were tough. I would not make this recipe again."

nermil68 User ID: 2043971 105642
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"I don't recommend microwaving the ribs because it made them very dry. The sauce, however, is amazing! I'm going to try it on marinated pork chops next."

Twich User ID: 4266391 99310
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"I pre-cooke in microwave as suggested and used boneless ribs, and they were delicious! Just the recipe I've been looking for."

sully47 User ID: 3781077 181153
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"I par-boiled the ribs in beer and water until tender. For the sauce, I ommitted the honey...and the ribs were still hot and sweet!"

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