Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

These boiled ribs aren't meant to replace, or even compete with, a traditionally barbecued version. This is simply a fast and tasty alternative method for having a nice stack of ribs appear on your snack table.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 10 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare ribs: Mix 2 1/2 quarts water, rice vinegar, onion, garlic, salt, five-spice powder, chili flakes, and bay leaves in a large pot. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Place ribs in broth; return to a simmer, then turn heat to low and cook for 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.

  • Prepare glaze: Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, mustard, ketchup, honey, brown sugar, and five-spice powder in a large bowl.

  • Remove ribs from broth and transfer into the bowl with soy sauce glaze; toss to coat.

  • Transfer glazed ribs to the prepared baking sheet. Reserve extra glaze for brushing.

  • Bake ribs in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn ribs and brush with more glaze. Cook 15 to 20 more minutes, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze if desired. Remove and serve.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the broth ingredients. The actual amount of the broth consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; protein 25.4g; carbohydrates 24.1g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 117.1mg; sodium 3592.1mg. Full Nutrition